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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: September, 2017
Sep 25, 2017

Christian leaders, listen up. There’s a critical demographic trend playing out before us right now. It’s called the Millennial generation. 75.4 million millennials make up the largest living generation. Why should this matter to your church, organization, or business? Because Millennials are the future of your culture. Millennials are the “tomorrow” of your culture that you need to take notice of, today.

The question in front of us on today’s podcast is, how can you leverage and optimize the unique perspective and multiple talents of Millennials to grow the health of your culture and therefore deepen the immediate and lasting impact of your organization?

Our guest is going to answer this question.

Today we have the pleasure of visiting with Dr. Amy Nagley. Amy recently served as research consultant with the Best Christian Workplaces Institute. Amy has written a white paper on the topic of Millennials in the Christian Workplace, which we’ll make available on the show notes page on our blog.

Find full show notes here http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/s3e9-amy-nagley-millennials/

Sep 18, 2017

When it comes to transforming an organization’s culture, there are inspirational stories, unique comeback stories and memorable stories. The story you’re going to hear over these next few minutes is ALL of these things—inspirational, unique, memorable—and more.

Today, we have the pleasure of visiting with Gary Lausch, Vice President of Human Resources at ELIC – English Language Institute of China. ELIC is based in Fort Collins, Colorado. Since 1981, ELIC has trained English teachers to work with educational partners in more than 16 countries.

Find full show notes at http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/s3-e8-3-workplace-desires-that-transform-culture-gary-lausch-elic

Sep 11, 2017

Without intentional, strategic leadership development focused on the continued growth of your people, the health of your culture is sure to weaken, thus jeopardizing your organizational impact. But here’s the good news: A wise, strategic plan of leadership development can cause your culture to flourish and take the growth and impact of your organization, your church, or your business to a whole new level.

If you’re like me and you prefer the good over the bad, then the next few minutes could be hugely important for you.

Today we have the pleasure of visiting with Rob McKenna, Chair of the Ph.D. program in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Seattle Pacific University. He is the author of Dying to Lead: Sacrificial Leadership in a Self-centered World. Rob is also the Founder of BadBobby Leaders, a leadership consulting group that’s all about raising up a generation of courageous and sacrificial leaders who will bring thoughtfulness, conviction, hope, resourcing, strategic thinking, and deeply rooted care to the institutions and people they serve.

 Find full show notes here http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/dr-rob-mckenna-spu-wild

Sep 4, 2017

Today, we’re breaking from our weekly  interview schedule to bring you a special treat. We’re sharing an exclusive interview with Willow Creek Community Church founder and pastor Bill Hybels from the 2014 Human Resources Ministry Network Conference. 

We think you’ll enjoy Bill's humor and candor, as he shares his timeless wisdom about building an HR and people journey in your culture. Bill believes deeply in the importance of human resources in accomplishing great work for a great God. Listen in for his advice to HR staff on how to work closely with their senior leaders.

In the interview, you’ll hear Bill being interviewed by Willow Creek’s human resources director, Colby Burke. Colby has spearheaded the BCWI Employee Engagement Survey at Willow Creek for the past 8 years. Over that time, the church has seen their culture transform from nearly toxic to highly flourishing.

The measurement tool used by Bill and his team at Willow Creek Community Church is the BCWI Employee Engagement Survey – our faith-based, anonymous, online instrument that compiles and calibrates your employees’ feedback. Join more than 200 churches—including 7 of the 10 largest in the U.S.—that have discovered their path to a flourishing culture with this tool.

Find the full show notes at http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/56-bill-hybels-willow-creek

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