19. Faith-Based Execution Oriented Strategic Planning

In this episode Brian Crimmins (CEO of Changing Our World, Inc.) and Jim Friend travel to the Diocese of Rockville Centre where they meet with: Bishop John Barres, Bishop of the Diocese; Mark Ackermann, CEO of the Long Island Catholic Community Foundation; and, we’re joined on the phone by retired business executive Larry Bossidy.  The conversation begins on strategic planning and focuses on how Catholic business people are needed to share their gifts with the work of the Church. The discussion includes how the principles of Larry’s best-selling book, “Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done” have been successfully adopted into the business of Church operations and planning. Lastly, we think you’ll enjoy the personal stories and dialogue that happens when each of the men shares something about their faith journey.

On December 9, 2016, Pope Francis named Most Reverend John Oliver Barres the fifth Bishop of Rockville Centre.  Bishop Barres came from the Diocese of Allentown in Pennsylvania, where on May 27, 2009, he was named the fourth Bishop for the Diocese by Pope Benedict XVI. 

Mark Ackermann was recruited to serve as the first President and CEO of the Catholic Community Foundation of Long Island in December 2018. In his new role, Ackermann is tasked with inaugurating the operations of the new independent Catholic Foundation and establishing the fundraising, investment, and distribution of its philanthropic resources for programs of the healthcare, education and Catholic Charities ministries within the Diocese of Rockville Centre.

Larry Bossidy is a Catholic businessman and retired Chairman of the Board and CEO of Honeywell International Inc., a global $40 billion advanced technology, controls, and manufacturing company. Bossidy’s distinguished five-decade career includes executive positions at General Electric and as CEO of AlliedSignal. In 2002, Larry co-authored the best seller “Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done” with Ram Charon. In the business world, Larry’s experience speaks for itself, but what we think you’ll find even more powerful is his commitment and service to the Church. 

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