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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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Jun 8, 2020

Could you use some encouragement and practical ideas to improve your workplace culture, given the recent challenges we face? BCWI Canadian Director, Barry Slauenwhite, leads a tremendous discussion with two Bible League Canada leaders who offer practical tips that you can implement today!

 Hi, there! I’m Barry Slauenwhite, BCWI Regional Director for Canada sitting in for Al Lopus. I’m glad to welcome in two very special guests from Bible League CanadaCEO & President Paul Richardson and Marketing Director, Andrew Dorricott.

Find full show notes here https://www.bcwinstitute.org/podcast/faith-over-fear-…le-league-canada/

 

Jun 1, 2020

Here's a question for you, how is it with your soul today? Has the current crisis preoccupied you to the point of clouding your relationship with God? Well, today I talk with an experienced spiritual, leadership coach, who will tell you exactly why nourishing your soul matters to your current and future leadership. Coming up, next!

I’m very pleased to welcome in one of our most popular guests here, Steve Macchia, the Founder and President of Leadership Transformations, Inc. Based in Lexington, Massachusetts. Leadership Transformations is all about increasing the "attentiveness quotient" within individuals and their teams, helping them to become more aware of God's presence and direction as he forms them more into the likeness of His son Jesus, who gives them discernment for the path ahead, and renews their strength as only He can.

Find full show notes here https://www.bcwinstitute.org/podcast/caring-for-your-soul-is-essential/

May 25, 2020

As we're beginning to think about returning to the workplace after COVID-19, how should we think about men and women working together in Christian-led workplaces? What does it look like when women and men reflect the glory of God as they work together in our organizations? Discover how, next!

My guest today is Christine Talbot, Senior Vice President, Human Resources for World Vision US, welcome to the Flourishing Culture Podcast.

Find full show notes here https://www.bcwinstitute.org/podcast/men-and-women-work-together/

May 18, 2020

Do you ever feel your direct reports and employees aren't listening to you? Especially in a crisis? If you want people to really take note of what you're saying and build a strong mutual trust and understanding; where things get done, then my next guest has a gift for you. It all starts, now!

Pam Marmon is the CEO of Marmon Consulting, a change management consulting firm that provides strategy and execution services to help companies transform.

Pam grew up in Bulgaria and moved to the US. It has taught her to be adaptable and resilient to change.

Her book is, No One’s Listening and It’s Your Fault: Get Your Message Heard During Organizational Transformations.

Pam, welcome back to the Flourishing Culture Podcast.

Find full show notes here https://www.bcwinstitute.org/podcast/get-your-message-heard/

May 11, 2020

If the current COVID-19 crisis has challenged you as a leader, then the next few minutes are for you. In the midst of a crisis, there’s a way you can lead through uncertainty. Today's podcast will equip and inspire you to rise up, not shrink back. Learn how, next! 

It’s my pleasure to welcome back one of the most popular guests on the podcast—Jeff Lockyer, Lead Pastor at Southridge Community Church in St. Catharines, Ontario Canada. 

Find full show notes here https://www.bcwinstitute.org/podcast/leading-through-uncertainty/

May 4, 2020

Learn how to sharpen your approach as a leader and as an organization, in the times we're living in now. If that's your hope and desire then you don't want to miss what's ahead for you, next.

It’s a real pleasure to welcome in Steve MooreExecutive Director of M. J. Murdock Trust Charitable Trust in Vancouver, Washington. Great to speak with you, Steve. 

Find full show notes here https://www.bcwinstitute.org/podcast/sharpen-approach-leader/

Apr 27, 2020

Listen to how this organization's investment in culture over the years, has readied the ship for whatever storm comes. Cary Humphries pursues this conversation about how with leadership commitment, alignment and the use of data, Olivet Nazarene University has built a durable culture, ready for these trying times.

It’s my pleasure to be with Dr. David Pickering, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Olivet Nazarene University located in Bourbonnais, Illinois. David, welcome to the Flourishing Culture Podcast.

Find full show notes here https://www.bcwinstitute.org/podcast/organization-readied-for-the-storm/

 

Apr 20, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing all of us to look for some inspiration; to give us some courage as we lead in these challenging times. Listen in today's podcast as we talk with a seasoned entrepreneur about biblically-based foundations, for an organization to flourish in good times and bad.  

It’s my pleasure to welcome Pete Ochs, who is the Founder and Chairman of Capital III, an impact investing enterprise focused on creating economic, social and spiritual capital, headquartered in Wichita, Kansas. 

Pete, so glad to have you with us here on the Flourishing Podcast. 

Find full show notes here https://www.bcwinstitute.org/podcast/stewardship-vs-ownership/

Apr 13, 2020

Leaders of Christian organizations are facing the most difficult challenges of their life as the result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Today our podcast highlights two leaders who believe that the health of their culture is more important now than ever. Listen to their source of hope in their voice as they link survival with innovation, that's all made possible by a flourishing culture.

It’s my pleasure to welcome Executive Director Greg Mengarelli, Chief Operating Officer Joe Zizz of the United Christian Youth Camp, or UCYC, based in Prescott, Arizona. Thank you both for joining us here on the Flourishing Podcast.

Find full show notes here https://www.bcwinstitute.org/podcast/employee-engagement-in-a-crisis/

Apr 6, 2020

For many organizations having a majority of your employees work from home is a new challenge. This new environment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, has challenged leaders to learn new ways of leading their virtual workplaces. Today we learn from the CEO of a growing, Christian company with 70 percent of their employees who have been working from home remotely for years. I know that you'll benefit from this great advice.

It’s my pleasure to welcome back to the Flourishing Culture Podcast Robert Bortins, Jr., CEO of Classical Conversations, in Southern Pines, North Carolina. Robert, good to be with you again.

Find full show notes here https://www.bcwinstitute.org/podcast/remote-work-robert-bortins/

Mar 30, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has created a lot of uncertainty for Christian leaders. Revenues are going straight down, our teams are working remotely and we're forced to do things differently as we try to keep our families, employees, and communities healthy. It's frightening, exhausting, even disrupting. But today, we want to shed some long term perspective. Listen in to the story of a ministry leader who thrived during his twenty-six years as the CEO. We hope it allows you to regain a healthy, long term perspective on the importance of building a flourishing culture through the ups and downs. 

It’s a pleasure to welcome in BCWI Regional Director for Canada, Barry Slauenwhite. Barry, welcome to the Flourishing Culture Podcast.

Find full show notes here https://www.bcwinstitute.org/podcast/barry-slauenwhit…ourishing-leader/

Mar 23, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis and the resulting financial crisis has created a lot of uncertainty for ministry and business leaders.  Every ministry has been affected, most drastically.  Nearly everyone is dealing with falling revenues, learning to manage remote teams and significant instability.  How do leaders keep their composure? Find out how, next.

Given the uncertainty of our times because of the rapid spread of the Coronavirus… and the resulting shockwaves to the economy, the pressure on leaders is mounting rapidly.   

Today we have asked our friend, Dr. Rob McKenna, the author of Composed: The Heart and Science of Leading Under Pressure and Founder of WiLD Leaders, Inc. to speak on these topics.

Find full show notes https://www.bcwinstitute.org/podcast/rob-mckenna-lead-under-pressure/

Mar 16, 2020

Will a key, new hire catapult your organization forward like a slingshot? Have you wondered how to stop the carousel of continued employee turnover? Well, two top-notch experts give you their answers to these and other questions, that you may be asking; it's all coming up, next!

My guests today are Stan Endicott Chief Culture Officer and Co-Founder of the Slingshot Group, and Monty Kelso, President and CEO of the Slingshot Group. Stan, Monty, welcome to the Flourishing Culture Podcast.

Find full show notes here https://www.bcwinstitute.org/podcast/stan-endicott-mo…-slingshot-group/

Mar 9, 2020

Do you believe there's a link between the health of your workplace culture and your organization's success? Today, we talk with the CEO of an organization where nine out of ten employees are fully engaged and how their Christian ministry provides significant economic impact. The full story coming up, next!

My guest today is Pete Kelly, Chief Executive Officer of Apartment Life. Pete, welcome to the Flourishing Culture Podcast.

Find full show notes here: http://bit.ly/petekellys5e8

 

Mar 2, 2020

Do you believe your workplace culture is linked to your organization's outcomes? Today we discuss why it is important to keep your culture in focus with five specific steps that Compassion Australia uses to build a healthy workplace.

Deborah Adams is Executive Director for Compassion Australia. Through its Child Sponsorship Program, more than 2 million people are currently being released from poverty in Jesus’ name.

As Executive Director of Ministry Services, Deb is all about managing and guiding Compassion Australia’s workplace culture to advance and fulfill Compassion’s ministry goals and priorities.

Deb, welcome to the Flourishing Culture Podcast.

Find full show notes here https://www.bcwinstitute.org/podcast/deborah-adams-5-steps-culture/

Feb 24, 2020

Listen to the practical steps a leader has taken to take his workplace culture from Critical Moment to Flourishing.

My guest is Scott Gibson, Superintendent of Toledo Christian Schools, in Toledo, Ohio. Scott, welcome to the Flourishing Culture Podcast.

Scott, what you’ve done at Toledo Christian Schools is what every Christian leader longs for, and that’s to create a workplace culture where people feel energized engaged, unified and excited about coming to work every day I want our listeners to hear this story, because I think they’re going to find a piece of their own story and thus benefit greatly from what you have to say.

To dive in, when you became superintendent of Toledo Christian Schools, tell us what you noticed about the workplace culture, both the good things and the things that needed attention?

Find full show notes here https://www.bcwinstitute.org/podcast/scott-gibson-critical-moment-to-flourishing/

Feb 17, 2020

Today's podcast is about one of the most compelling life experiences a faith leader will ever face. Here how one of favorite leaders faced his own dark night and came out with a fresh, new perspective that he calls, bonus time.

All of us are familiar with the phrase “moment of truth.” It’s that moment when life seems to stand still and you come face-to-face with reality.

My guest today, has a remarkable story to tell about how he faced his own moment of truth. What he learned through it all speaks to what matters most in life.

My guest is a dear, longtime friend, Alec Hill. Alec is President Emeritus of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and he is the author of the new book, Living in Bonus Time: Surviving Cancer, Finding New Purpose.

Alec, welcome back to the Flourishing Culture Podcast.

Find full show notes here https://www.bcwinstitute.org/podcast/surviving-cancer-finding-new-purpose/

Feb 10, 2020

Is there a biblical imperative to lead a workplace culture? Christian leaders, why would we want to invest time and treasure into creating a flourishing workplace? Today we hear directly from a leader who shares his heart including the why a flourishing workplace matters and how it has come about. 

David Emmert is Lead Pastor at Celebration Baptist Church, in Tallahassee, Florida. Their workplace culture, for the most part is thriving and flourishingAnd, under David’s leadership, Celebration’s staff of 33 employees has achieved something truly remarkable, and that’s that 91 percent of their staff is engaged in their work.  

David, welcome to the Flourishing Culture Podcast. 

Find full show notes here https://www.bcwinstitute.org/podcast/biblical-imperat…ishing-workplace/

Jan 20, 2020

“There’s more to effective leadership than just mastery of hard skills.”-Dr. Gene Habecker.

Dr. Gene Habecker is Senior Fellow with the Sagamore Institute (Leadership Development and Capacity Building) and President Emeritus of Taylor University. He’s also an Adjunct Professor in the PhD in Leadership program at Capital University and Graduate School as well as the former President and CEO of American Bible Society. He’s the author of The Softer Side of Leadership: Essential Soft Skills That Transform Leaders and the People They Lead.

Find full show notes here https://www.bcwinstitute.org/podcast/soft-skills-leaders/

 

Jan 13, 2020

We believed Christian-led organizations should be the gold standard as the best, most-effective places to work in the world. Today we discover the DNA of the tremendous and sustainable growth of Life.Church.  Listen in as I talk with Jerry Hurley about the keys to create their healthy, even flourishing culture.

Jerry Hurley is Pastor and Team Development Leader at Life.Church in Edmond, Oklahoma. Since its founding in 1996, Life.Church has grown to encompass 34 locations in multiple states, welcoming thousands of people into a new relationship with Jesus Christ.

Find full show notes here https://www.bcwinstitute.org/podcast/vision-values-culture-jerry-hurley/

Jan 6, 2020

Our workplaces are changing rapidly, well what's next? You might be surprised by the answers as we discussed our 2020 top workplace trends; coming up next!

Would you like to give yourself, your team, and your organization a distinct advantage heading into the new year, 2020?

The advantage is all about one word—and the word is “trends.” There are at least six significant workplace culture trends that could well impact your organization’s impact in 2020. What are these workplace trends? Who’s behind them? And why should you pay attention sooner than later?

To help guide us to the answers behind these questions, I’ve asked Mark Cutshall, writer and creative consultant for BCWI to join us. Welcome to the podcast, Mark.

https://www.bcwinstitute.org/podcast/workplace-trends…utshall-al-lopus/

 

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