This page offers links and printed resources on leadership.


  • Practical Strategic Planning Tools
  • A simple process to link the vision for your parish/organization to your strategic priorities.
  • A S.W.O.T analysis to review the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats facing your organization.
  • A 30-minute conversation with your leadership team to answer the questions: In order to maximize the impact of our mission with the resources we have: What should we keep doing? What should we stop doing? What should we start doing? Try using an "impact/effort analysis tool" to answer these questions.
  • Home Page - Leadership Roundtable
  • The Leadership Roundtable promotes best practices and accountability in the management, finances, communications, and human resources development of the Catholic Church in the United States, including greater incorporation of the laity.
  • Patrick Lencioni delivered this keynote “A Real Leadership Team” at a recent “Amazing Parish's Conference” in Denver.


  • Amazing Parish
  • This site applies insights and practical tools developed by Patrick Lencioni, author of such books as The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and The Advantage.  The home page of the site reads: Helping Catholic Leaders Build Amazing Parishes “What does an Amazing Parish look like? If you’re ready to build an effective leadership team and improve the organizational health of your parish, we hope you’ll join us. Amazing Parish gives busy pastors and their teams the tools they need to transform their parishes—moving from maintenance mode to mission communities that are truly alive!  Amazing Parish exists to revitalize the Church by equipping her pastors and leaders with the training, resources and support they need to create vibrant and thriving parishes.”
  • Parish Evaluation Project More information »

Is a team of Pastoral Consultants who resource and respond in ministry to religious and service organizations across the United States and beyond. By modeling among ourselves and encouraging others to act in a partnership of shared wisdom and expertise, they provide opportunities for leaders to uncover needs and dreams, and move into the challenging future with faith, hope and prophecy. Parish As Covenant (Sweetser, Sheed & Ward, 2001).  See also Keeping the Covenant (Thomas Sweetser, SJ, Crossroads, 2007)