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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, Cofounder & Board Chair of BCWI conducts interviews with leaders. Learn more at www.bcwinstitute.org.
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Now displaying: July, 2018
Jul 30, 2018

As you slow down to savor this Thanksgiving holiday, take some time to reflect on the heart of your leadership. Enjoy this listener favorite from our archives, as Ruth Haley Barton teaches spiritual disciplines to keep our leadership centered on Christ.

How does a busy Christian leader – with a full plate of responsibilities and activities – maintain an abundant spiritual life so they can effectively lead from that place?

Today, Al is talking with Dr. Ruth Haley Barton, the founder of the Transforming Center located in Wheaton, IL.  Ruth is a seasoned spiritual director, teacher, retreat leader and author of several spiritual formation books and resources.

Tune in to this illuminating, important and deeply rich conversation, as Al and Ruth discuss the dangers of living out of our false, untransformed selves, and how to cultivate spiritual rhythms to draw us into the presence of God.

Read the full show notes at http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/encore-ruth-haley-barton

Jul 23, 2018

Our conversation today will center around the question: What does a leader do to build high levels of trust in their organization? As we'll learn, it has a lot to do with making regular trust deposits into your culture through transparency, consistency and integrity.

It is our distinct privilege to talk with Bill Robinson, one of our early champions of organizational culture in Christian workplaces. Bill is perhaps best known for his role as president of Whitworth University for 17 years, retiring in 2010. For more than 10 years, Whitworth held the record for the highest scores on the BCWI Employee Engagement Survey in Christian higher education.

Since his retirement, Bill continues to play significant roles in Christian leadership positions.  He serves as Chairman of the Princeton Theological Seminary Board, and for a year, he played a key role as interim President of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.

Find the full show notes at http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/46-bill-robinson-whitworth-university

Jul 9, 2018

Communicating effectively is a core competency for any leader. Today we have the pleasure of talking with Pam Marmon, the Founder and CEO of Threefold Tribe where she helps growing churches multiply. Pam is also the Founder and CEO of Marmon Consulting, a growth management consulting firm that helps growing companies scale.

Hi Pam and welcome to our podcast, today.

Fill full shownotes here http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/s3e46-pam-marmon/

Jul 2, 2018

Here’s a question: What could have motivated one the most innovative churches in the country to invest in a human resources function to help build their staff culture?

The answer just might speak to where your church, organization, or business can improve the health of your own culture.

With me in the studio is Chris Taylor, who serves as director of human resources for Seacoast Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Hi, Chris, and welcome to our podcast.

Find full shownotes here http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/s3-e45-chris-taylor/

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