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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: July, 2016
Jul 25, 2016

I’m often asked two questions: What do we need to do to improve our culture? And how long should it take to improve our organization’s culture? While there's no cut and dry answer for every organization, our guest today can attest that it takes two things: surveying your employees consistently over time, and then taking action on the results.

Today we have the privilege of talking with David Pickering, the Director of Business and Human Resources at Olivet Nazarene University, who has personally seen the improvement of his organization’s culture. For the last 12 years, he has surveyed the faculty and staff each year and helped to facilitate one of the best cultures among Christian higher education institutions. Olivet has been an innovator in the application of our engagement survey, and the results speak for themselves as engagement scores have improved significantly.

Tune into our conversation today to hear Olivet's step-by-step action planning process, which takes their survey results off the page and into action in their workplace.

Find the full show notes at http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/55-david-pickering-olivet-nazarene-university

Jul 18, 2016

Several studies indicate the use of 360-degree feedback helps improve performance because it provides not just one perspective of a supervisor, but rather multiple perspectives needed to identify a leader’s strengths and areas to improve. No wonder there is universal agreement that 360-degree feedback is far more credible and valid than a single-rater system.

At BCWI, we have developed a competency-based 360 Review for Christian leaders. Why? Because our engagement research proves that the Christian character of leaders is a key element of employee engagement and productivity in faith-based organizations.

Our guest today knows how true this can be for leaders and their organizations alike.  As a leader of one of the best-known Christian colleges in the United States, he has leveraged the benefits of the 360 for his leadership team. Here to talk with us about 360 degree feedback is Todd Hubers, the Vice President of People, Strategy & Technology, and a member of the president’s cabinet at Calvin College.

Find the full show notes at http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/54-todd-hubers-calvin-college

Jul 11, 2016

Are you experiencing a siloed culture where fruitful communication between departments is minimal at best? In his 17 years as president of Lancaster Bible College, Dr. Peter Teague has worked to overcome this very challenge. Today, their culture is marked by transparency, openness, honesty and collaboration. Join us as Peter shares the unique DNA at the heart of their flourishing culture.

Lancaster Bible College exists to educate Christian students to think and live in a biblical worldview and to proclaim Christ by serving Him in the church and society. Peter is one of the most influential leaders among Bible colleges and has played a key role in Lancaster Bible College's growth. He has also played a broader role on the board of the Association of Biblical Higher Education and in mentoring other leaders.

Find the full show notes at http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/53-peter-teague-lancaster-bible-college

 

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