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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: January, 2018
Jan 29, 2018

Today is a celebration for me, personally. As we read in scripture, when a person comes to faith in Christ, the angels celebrate. Well, I believe the same is true when a toxic workplace culture of a Christian organization changes for the better and becomes healthy. This is especially true in Christian higher education.

Ten years ago, I sat across from the table from a new university President and said something I almost never say to a leader I’ve had the privilege to serve. I said, “Joseph, given the serious current challenges, I don’t know if it’s possible to change the faculty and staff culture of your University.”

Yet, here we are, a decade later celebrating the dramatic change in the health faculty and staff culture at Northwest University in the neighboring Seattle city of KirklandWashington.

Dr. Joseph Castleberry, the President of Northwest University. It’s a real honor to have you with us today. Welcome to the Flourishing Culture podcast.

Find full show notes here http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/s3e24-joe-castleberry-northwest-university/

Jan 15, 2018

Do you have enough leaders to fuel your organizations future growth? In the next few minutes, you’re going to learn about a very, very effective leadership development strategy. Whether you’re in a church, a parachurch organization, or a business, I think you’re in for a treat.

With me is Tara VanderSande, Staff Development Director for Willow Creek Community Church. For the past 9 years, Tara has worked to build, refine, and take Willow Creek’s leadership development to new levels.

I’ve asked her to take us inside the strategy that she and her Willow Creek colleagues have used to train, equip, and empower more than 500 leaders at all levels—including work with volunteers.

Tara, you’re one of our top 10 most popular guests here on the Flourishing Culture Podcast. Welcome!

Find full show notes here  http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/s3e22-tara-vandersande-willow-creek-community-church

Jan 8, 2018

Hello, and thanks for joining us. Noted investor and financial advisor, Martin Zweig, has a famous saying: “Trends are your friends.”

Today, we’re going to look at eight culture trends for 2018. With me today, to help guide the conversation is BCWI team member, Mark Cutshall. Mark, what do you say, we unpack these eight important trends.

Thanks, Al. 2018 culture trends for Christian organizations and churches are already emerging against the societal trends of 2017: Donald Trump, Bitcoin, Tax Reform, Immigration, refugees, racial tension, online streaming is taking over TV, self-driving cars online shopping and, of course, Uber.

So Al, lead off and give us your first culture trend potentially driving Christian organizational culture in 2018.

Find full show notes here http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/s3-e21-eight-culture-trends-for-2018

Jan 1, 2018

Today, we’re going to talk about trends. Trends help us stay cutting-edge in our work and get a glimpse of the future in real time. They help us get a jump on ways to improve our work and sharpen our direction. Knowing trends helps us to be more effective. 

7 Trends for Christian Workplaces in 2017 // Al Lopus, BCWI President

Find the full show notes at http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/s2-e13-2017-trends

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