On this week’s Catholic School Matters Radio Hour podcast, I bring on three great guests to discuss my new book, Orchestrating Conflict: Case Studies in Catholic School Leadership.  They are all return guests and represent different perspectives on the case study book.  I sent them a chapter before the book was published and we had a conversation about what they read.

First, author and theologian Dr. Ann Garrido joined me to discuss a chapter on coercion and we discuss how conflict impacts our decisions and how one can navigate the tricky situations.  Since Garrido wrote an entire book on conflict, it is a great conversation about shaping school culture and ministering during the difficult times.

Then, Dr. Mimi Schuttloffel of the Seminaries of St. Paul joined me to discuss the value of case studies and a chapter on Catholic identity.  We discuss how to balance community and hierarchy and how that impacts our work in Catholic schools.

Finally, Joe Womac, the President of the Specialty Family Foundation, joined me to discuss a chapter on a donation and ethics in development.  He mentions a few interesting stories from his past where he had to apply ethics while pursuing his goal of raising money for Catholic ministries.

Together, these three conversations serve as a great introduction to the new book, Orchestrating Conflict: Case Studies in Catholic School Leadership.  Here is another link to the podcast.