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The Flourishing Culture Podcast

Welcome to the Flourishing Culture Podcast, brought to you by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute. Each week, we bring you timely, transformative truths from the Christian workplace you can use to build a flourishing culture and a thriving organization. Listen in as Al Lopus, President of BCWI, conducts interviews with Best Christian Workplace leaders. Learn more at www.bcwinstitute.org.
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Now displaying: 2015
Dec 14, 2015

In today's episode, BCWI President Al Lopus is speaking with Brad Meuli, executive director of the Denver Rescue Mission, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of the homeless. Listen in to find out how the Mission is as much a ministry to its employees as it is to those they serve. By investing in their workplace culture, the Mission's people find truly inspiring, life-giving work as they bind together for their cause. Find the full show notes at http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/episode-27-brad-meuli-denver-rescue-mission.

Dec 7, 2015

How does a ministry build a flourishing staff culture in the midst of rapid growth? In today's episode, BCWI President Al Lopus is speaking with Jesse Casler and David Wasik of HOPE International, a microfinance institution focused on serving the poorest areas in the world.

In this episode, you'll learn about:

  • How growth is an outcome of Christ-centeredness, excellence and quality
  • Maintaining a sense of mission as your organization grows
  • How the BCWI Employee Engagement Survey acts as a guide to "speak truth in love" 
  • Translating both positive and negative feedback into an action plan
  • Developing top talent, succession planning and promoting from within
  • Rewarding top performers with more authority and decision-making 
  • How admitting and engaging mistakes can pay dividends with your team and donors
  • Resolving challenges and improving communication between the field and central office
Nov 30, 2015

When a new leader comes into an organization and finds that the culture is not so healthy, what do they do? In today's episode, BCWI President Al Lopus is speaking with Dace Starkweather from Glen Eyriea Tudor-style castle that houses a renowned retreat and conference center as part of The Navigators in Colorado Springs.

In this episode, you'll learn about:

  1. Restoring a sense of missional purpose to what team members are doing at every level
  2. Using the BCWI Employee Engagement Survey as a thermometer of your culture
  3. Making intentional strides using both positive and negative feedback
  4. Inspiring character and competence in your leadership
  5. Developing your people spiritually and professionally
  6. Living out your core values as an organization
  7. Creating meaningful employment for your team

View the full show notes at http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/episode-25-dace-starkweather-glen-eyrie.

Nov 23, 2015

We are excited to announce the relaunch of The Flourishing Culture Podcast! In today's episode, BCWI President Al Lopus is speaking with Nathan Salsbery from CapinCrouse, a national full-service CPA and consulting firm devoted to serving mission-focused not-for-profit organizations, churches, and higher education institutions.

From 2007 to 2015, CapinCrouse doubled its staff from 80 to 160 and tripled its number of offices from 5 to 15, coast-to-coast. What was driving their rapid growth? In part, it was their investment in developing their staff and leadership. Listen in as Nathan shares actionable strategies that made a measurable difference in their culture.

In this episode, Nathan shares about:

  • Mentorship: Every employee has a mentor-like champion and development coach in the firm
  • Accountability: Quarterly check-ins offer the opportunity for affirmation and needed course correction.
  • Leadership: “What’s the tone of leadership at the top of our firm?”
  • Enrichment: Every other year, CapinCrouse underwrites the cost of a mission trip, marriage retreat or other event designed to personally enrich the heart, mind and soul of an employee.

View the full show notes at http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/episode-24-leadership-development-fuels-growth-nathan-salsbery-capincrouse

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