A well-known phrase in the business world is: “Learn from the dinosaurs! They became extinct because they failed to adapt.” It gives a powerful message not only to companies, but also to any group that pursues a specific mission. Since our societies are constantly evolving, our ways of doing things have to change, too. That applies to a spiritual gift — a charism — given to a religious order or movement, as well as to goods produced and services rendered. Continuous change, paradoxically, helps institutions and businesses remain faithful to their founding mission. It is a sign of strength to adapt, and this process of “contemporizing” is asked of each one of us at times.
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Four weeks in a First Nation community in Canada’s Northwest Territories
How age-old religious families have moved forward and adapted to modern life
The importance of “contemporizing” in the corporate world
Techniques to transcend political polarization