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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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Dec 9, 2019

Are you putting off a crucial conversation that you know you should have? Would you like a step-by-step approach for how to have your toughest and most crucial conversations with less stress and more success? Who wouldn’t! The proven strategy and lasting rewards for you and your organization are coming up, next.

Sheila Heen is Founder of Triad Consulting Group and has been on the Harvard Law School faculty as a Lecturer of Law since 1995. Sheila has spent more than twenty years with the Harvard Negotiation Project, developing negotiation theory and practice. She specializes in particularly difficult negotiations – where emotions run high and relationships become strained. Sheila is co-author of the New York Times bestseller: Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most.

Find full show notes here https://www.bcwinstitute.org/podcast/sheila-heen-havi…lt-conversations/

Dec 2, 2019

What are the communication practices that facilitated rapid growth for Rock Point Church in Arizona? Today, you're going to listen in on a conversation with both the lead pastor and executive pastor as they talk about how they engage their staff in a way that has built a flourishing culture —listen in!

Bill Bush is Lead Pastor at Rock Point Church, a large and thriving church in Queen Creek, Arizona. Dave Sutherland is Executive Pastor at Rock Point. Together, they are leading the way to build a flourishing workplace culture. If you who are listening want to experience a greater degree of trust, unity, clear communication and productivity among your employees who feel tremendously engaged and love coming to work, you’re really going to get a lot out of the next few minutes.

Bill and Dave, so glad to have both of you on the Flourishing Culture Podcast.

Find full show notes here https://www.bcwinstitute.org/podcast/rock-point-church-engaging-internal-communication/

Nov 18, 2019

Would you like to increase the effectiveness of staff communication throughout your entire organization? You can, through a simple strategy you’re about to learn. The story and the tremendous upside for you and your organization are coming up, next.

Jos Snoep is President and CEO for Bible League International. Based in Crete, Illinois, Bible League International serves under-resourced churches globally by providing Bibles, biblical resources, and training to share the transforming promise of God’s Word.

Jos, welcome to the podcast.

Find full show notes here https://www.bcwinstitute.org/podcast/s4e33-jos-snoep/

Nov 11, 2019

Can the same principled strategies that help make businesses so successful apply to Christian-led companies as well? You might be surprised by the answer coming up, next!

Pete Hayes is a principal and Chief Marketing Officer for Chief Outsiders in Austin, Texas. Chief Outsiders is the country’s largest strategic growth implementation company focused on mid-sized businesses. He’s also the Co-Author, along with Art Saxby, of the best-selling marketing book The Growth Gears, which you’re definitely going to want to read.

Find full show notes here https://www.bcwinstitute.org/podcast/s4e32-pete-hayes/

Nov 4, 2019

Imagine the people in your organization thriving at work, together through a sustainable strategy where everyone has buy-in, and where everyone plays a part to take the health of your workplace culture to the next level. Learn how one church did just that, next!

Today it’s my pleasure to welcome Allan Kelsey, Executive Strategic Pastor at Gateway Church in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Hi Allan. Great to have you here.

Find full show notes here https://www.bcwinstitute.org/podcast/s4e31-allan-kelsey/

Oct 21, 2019

Can remarkable workplace cultures grow and flourish through the power of stories? Discover the answer from a leader who helped make Chick-fil-A restaurants a true, ongoing success!

With that, I want to welcome my guest on the podcast, Dee Ann Turner, CEO of her own consulting firm, Dee Ann Turner, LLC, and author of a new upcoming book, Bet on Talent: How to Create a Remarkable Culture That Wins the Hearts of CustomersDee Ann, so glad you can join us here on the Flourishing Culture Podcast. 

Find full show notes here https://www.bcwinstitute.org/dee-ann-turner/

Oct 14, 2019

Did you know there are three, proven ways you can build trust throughout your entire organization?  How do you gain them and retain them?  The answer, next.   

Today, we’re going to look at Inspirational Leadership, which is the sixth of the eight drivers that can take the health of your workplace culture to the next level.

My guest, today, knows a lot about Inspirational Leadership. His character, leadership, and convictions are going to give you some fresh, new insights for how to improve and strengthen your own workplace culture.

With that, I want to welcome in one of the most popular guests on the podcast, Roland Warren, President and CEO of Care Net. Founded in 1975 and based in Lansdowne, Virginia, Care Net is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that supports one of the largest networks of pregnancy centers in North America and runs the nation’s only real-time call center providing pregnancy decision coaching.

Find full show notes here: https://www.bcwinstitute.org/s4e29-roland-warren/

Oct 7, 2019

Are you looking for practical insights to improve the health of your workplace culture? Today's guest will give you some inspirational leadership tips for doing just that. 

Today, we’re going to look at Inspirational Leadership, which is the sixth of the eight drivers that can take the health of your workplace culture to the next level.

My guest, today, knows a lot about Inspirational Leadership. His character, leadership, intelligence and convictions are going to give you some fresh, new insights for how to improve and strengthen your own workplace culture.

With that, I want to welcome in one of the most popular guests on the podcast, Mike Sharrow, President and CEO of C12 Group, the nation’s largest network of Christian CEOs, business owners, and executives, based in San Antonio Texas.

Mike, I’m so glad you can join us. Welcome to the Flourishing Culture Podcast.

Find full show notes here https://www.bcwinstitute.org/s4-e28-mike-harrow/

Sep 30, 2019

Imagine being just one step away from a workplace culture of less employee turnover, increased effectiveness and greater overall enjoyment. Today we will highlight what that one step might be, next. 

Today, we’re going to look at Inspirational Leadership, which is the sixth of the eight drivers that can take the health of your workplace culture to the next level.

My guest, today, knows a lot about Inspirational Leadership. His character, leadership, and convictions are going to give you some fresh, new insights for how to improve and strengthen your own workplace culture.

With that, I want to welcome my guest on the podcast, Brian Mosley, President, of RightNow, Media.

Find full show notes here https://www.bcwinstitute.org/s4e27-brian-mosley/

Sep 23, 2019

Meet the well-known ministry organization whose flourishing staff culture helped attract 366,000 participants in 6,500 churches last year alone. The amazing story, next.

Today, we’re going to look at Inspirational Leadership, which is the sixth of the eight drivers that can take the health of your workplace culture to the next level.

My guest, today, knows a lot about Inspirational Leadership. His character, leadership, and convictions are going to give you some fresh, new insights for how to improve and strengthen your own workplace culture.

With that, I want to welcome in one of the most popular guests on the podcast, Craig Springer, Executive Director of Alpha USA.

Find full show notes here https://www.bcwinstitute.org/s4e26-craig-springer/

Sep 16, 2019

My guest, today, knows a lot about Inspirational Leadership. His character, leadership, and convictions are going to give you some fresh, new insights on how to improve and strengthen your own workplace culture.

With that, I want to welcome in one of the most popular guests on the podcast, Jason Rachels who is Head of School at Calvary Christian Academy in St. Lauderdale, Florida.

Find full show notes here: https://www.bcwinstitute.org/s4e25-jason-rachels/

Sep 9, 2019

What we’re going to talk about is one of the most significant, relevant issues before us right now in the workplace culture.

The issue is sexual harassment in the workplace.

My guest has something to say about this that can help bring you to a new awareness and immense practical implications for where you work.

With that, I want to welcome in Christine Talbot, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, World Vision U.S. Christine, welcome to our podcast.

Find full show notes here: https://www.bcwinstitute.org/sexual-harassment-in-the-workplace-christine-talbot

Aug 19, 2019

I’ve been looking forward to this day for quite some time. That’s because our guest today on the Flourishing Culture Podcast is Joni Eareckson Tada.  As many of you may know, Joni is Founder and CEO of Joni and Friends.

Founded in 1979, Joni and Friends has been built on Biblical truth and the foundation of Jesus Christ. The organization is about advancing disability ministry and changing the church and communities around the world.

Joni and Friends is answering the call in the Gospel of Luke 14, "invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind and you will be blessed...make them come in so my house will be full."

Joni and Friends began conducting staff engagement surveys of their staff in 2005 and for all 13 years have been certified a Best Christian Workplace.

Find full show notes here http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/s3e20-joni-eareckson-tada

Jul 15, 2019

Our research tells us that spiritual leadership is a key aspect of creating an effective team in churches and Christian organizations.

What are the best practices for leaders to cultivate a vibrant spirituality, both in their personal lives and on their leadership teams? And is your team experiencing a vibrant spirituality?

To help us with this topic today, we have the pleasure of visiting with The Rev. Dr. Steve Macchia:

Find the full show notes at http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/s2-e23-steve-macchia-leadership-transformations

Jun 17, 2019

Today, we’re going to look at Rewarding Compensation, the fifth of the eight drivers that can take the health of your workplace culture to the next level.

Rewarding Compensation is one of the eight proven drivers of a healthy, flouring workplace culture. What my guest is going to share will help you step back and revisit your organization’s current compensation plan so you can see what’s working and where you can improve.

With that, I want to welcome in my guest, Tara VanderSande, Senior Consultant for the Best Christian Workplaces Institute. Tara, I’m so glad you can join us here as part of our new, ongoing series on “The Eight Ways to Build a Flourishing Workplace Culture.”

Find full show notes here http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/s4e23-tara-vandersande/

Jun 10, 2019

Today, we’re going to look at Rewarding Compensation, the fifth of the eight drivers that can take the health of your workplace culture to the next level.

Rewarding Compensation is all about providing tangible resources in return for the service your employees provide. My guest has some wonderful stories and practical strategies that can speak to your own compensation plan and how it can strengthen your organization’s workplace culture.

With that, I want to welcome in my guest, Scott Wiggins, Director of Staff for Pinelake Church, a thriving multisite church in the greater Jackson, Mississippi area. Scott, I’m so glad you can join us here as part of our new, ongoing series on “The Eight Ways to Build a Flourishing Workplace Culture.”

Find full show notes here http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/s4e22-scott-wiggins/

Jun 3, 2019

Today, we’re going to look at Rewarding Compensation, the fifth of the eight drivers that can take the health of your workplace culture to the next level.

Rewarding Compensation is all about providing tangible resources in return for the service an employee provides. How you actually do this can boost or diminish the health of your workplace culture.

My guest, today, is an expert at helping Christian leaders and organizations create effective Rewarding Compensation programs. In the next few minutes, her leadership, and experience are going to translate into some very practical strategies you and your teams can use to improve and strengthen your workplace culture.

With that, I want to welcome in Giselle Jenkins, Director for Consulting Services for the Best Christian Workplaces Institute.

Find full show notes here: http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/s4-ep21-giselle-jenkins/

May 27, 2019

Today, were going to look at Uplifting Growth, which is the fourth in the eight drivers that can take the health of your workplace culture to the next level.   

Uplifting Growth is all about improving the performance of individuals, groups and the overall organization  

My guest, today, knows Uplifting Growth inside and out. His character, leadership, and convictions are going to give you some fresh, new insights on how to improve and strengthen your own workplace culture. 

With that, I want to welcome in one of the most popular guests on the podcast, Steve Brown, President of Arrow Leadership based near Vancouver, Canada but developing Christian leaders in both US and Canada. 

Find full show notes here http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/s4e20-steve-brown/

May 20, 2019

Today, we’re going to look at Uplifting Growth, which is the fourth in the eight drivers that can take the health of your workplace culture to the next level.

Uplifting Growth is all about improving the performance of individuals, groups and the overall organization.

My guest, today, knows Uplifting Growth inside and out. His character, leadership, and convictions are going to give you some fresh, new insights on how to improve and strengthen your own workplace culture.

With that, I want to welcome in one of the most popular guests on the podcast, Jeff Lockyer, Lead Pastor of Southridge Community Church in St. Catharines, Ontario.

Find full show notes here http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/s4e19-jeff-lockyer/

May 13, 2019

Today, we’re continuing our new series on the “Eight Ways to Build a Flourishing Workplace Culture.” 

Each week, we’re giving you a close-up look at each of the eight factors that make up we call The FLOURISH Model.  It’s the key to building a healthier workplace culture that leads to greater organizational impact. 

On the podcast, today, we look at the fourth of the eight drivers that make up The FLOURISH Model. We call it Uplifting Growth, and my guest has plenty to share with you about why Uplifting Growth is a critical driver to help improve—and even transform–your workplace culture.  

Today we have the pleasure of talking with Rob McKenna, Founder, and CEO of WiLD Leaders, creator of the WiLD TOOLKIT and Chair of Industrial-Organizational Psychology at Seattle Pacific University 

Rob has been recently named one of the top 30 Industrial-Organizational Psychology today and featured in Forbes.  

Rob, welcome to the Flourishing Culture Podcast.   

Find full show notes here http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/s418-rob-mckenna/

May 6, 2019

Today, we’re continuing our new series on the “Eight Ways to Build a Flourishing Workplace Culture.”  

Each week, we’re giving you a close-up look at each of the eight factors that make up we call The FLOURISH Model.  It’s the key to building a healthier workplace culture that leads to greater organizational impact. 

On the podcast, today, we look at the fourth of the eight drivers that make up The FLOURISH Model. We call it Uplifting Growth, and my guest has plenty to share with you about how Uplifting Growth is a critical driver to help improve—and even transform--your workplace culture.    

Today we have the pleasure of talking with Marvin Williams, Lead Pastor of Trinity Church, in Lansing, Michigan. 

Marvin, welcome to the Flourishing Culture Podcast. 

Find full show notes here http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/s4e17-marvin-williams/

Apr 22, 2019

Outstanding Talent is the third of the eight culture drivers that make up BCWI’s FLOURISH Model. And Outstanding Talent is the focus in our new, ongoing series called “The Eight Ways to Build a Flourishing Workplace Culture.”

As a brief reminder, “Outstanding Talent is all about an organization having highly qualified people with the necessary calling, character, competence, chemistry and contribution that lead to the kind of high performance needed to help an organization meet their goals and make a significant mission impact."

My guest well knows the importance of Outstanding Talent. I want to welcome Robert Bortins, Jr., CEO of Classical Conversations based in Southern Pines, North Carolina, Classical Conversations is leading the home-centered education movement by teaching parents and students the classical tools of learning.

Find full show notes here http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/s4e15-robert-bortins-jr/

Apr 15, 2019

Outstanding Talent is the third of the eight culture drivers that make up BCWI’s FLOURISH Model. And Outstanding Talent is the focus in our new, ongoing series called “The Eight Ways to Build a Flourishing Workplace Culture.”

As a brief reminder, “Outstanding Talent is all about an organization having highly qualified people with the necessary calling, character, competence, chemistry and contribution that lead to the kind of high performance needed to help an organization meet their goals and make a significant mission impact."

My guest knows all about Outstanding Talent. I want to welcome Dan Busby, President of ECFA, the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, based in Winchester, Virginia in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley.

Dan, I’m so glad you can join us. Welcome to our podcast, today.

Find full show notes here: http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/s4e14-dan-busby/

Apr 1, 2019

Today, we’re continuing our new series on the “Eight Ways to Build a Flourishing Workplace Culture.” 

Each week, we’re giving you a close-up look at each of the eight factors that make up, what we call The FLOURISH Model.  It’s the key to building a healthier workplace culture that leads to greater organizational impact. 

On the podcast, today, we take a look at  Outstanding Talent. In the next few minutes, my guest is going to share the four important elements of Outstanding Talent that are absolutely necessary if you want to improve the health your workplace culture. 

Today, we have the pleasure otalking with Giselle Jenkins, our Director of Consulting Services at the Best Christian Workplaces Institute.    

Hi Giselle, welcome back to the Flourishing Culture Podcast.  

Find full show notes here http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/s4e12-giselle-jenkins/

Mar 25, 2019

Today, we’re continuing our new series on the “Eight Ways to Build a Flourishing Workplace Culture.” 

Each week, we’re giving you a close-up look at each of the eight factors that make up we call The FLOURISH Model.  In the next few minutes, you’ll see how The FLOURISH Model is key to building a healthier workplace culture that leads to greater organizational impact. 

So far, we’ve looked at Fantastic Teams and Life-Giving Work, the first two of the eight drivers that make up what we call The FLOURISH Model 

The third culture driver is called Outstanding Talent, and my guest has plenty to share with you about how Outstanding Talent help improve—and even contribute to the transformationof your workplace culture 

Here, to kick off next several weeks when we’ll be focusing on Outstanding Talent.  

I want to bring in Tara VanderSande.

Find full show notes here: http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/s4e11-tara-vandersande/

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