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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: June, 2022
Jun 27, 2022

Do you feel discouraged because the realities of life have caused you to be disillusioned? Well, maybe you feel cynical. We've seen visionaries succumb to cynicism in these times, or at least cause them to coast. Today, our guests provide hope for us by calling this disillusionment a gift. Listen in as they talk about moving past the false hope of idealism to discover true Christian hope.

Those of us in leadership at Christian organizations feel a call from God to serve, and also a vision for how our organization can make a difference in the world. That sense of vision and passion motivates our work. But what do you do when idealism hits unmet expectations and painful experiences? How do you lead forward through difficulties? Our guests today will give us insight into this important issue as we look for hope that will endure. 

I’m delighted to welcome Chris Horst, chief advancement officer, and Peter Greer, CEO of HOPE International. In their leadership, they have been committed to working with BCWI for a flourishing workplace at HOPE International. Peter and Chris have recently co-authored a book – The Gift of Disillusionment: Enduring Hope for Leaders After Idealism Fades. 

Find full show notes here: https://bit.ly/s7e26petergreerchrishorst

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Jun 20, 2022

Do you feel your organization’s approach to strategic planning is inflexible and ineffective? Do you feel like you’re missing untapped opportunities? Well, listen in as today’s guest suggests a new counterintuitive approach to traditional planning, an approach that shows you how unexpected opportunities may be the key to your future success.

There is a leadership adage that says, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” But what if there’s a different paradigm of leadership that embraces the need to be flexible rather than strictly adhering to a plan? Certainly, the future we lead into will not look like the past, which impacts our ability to plan. Today’s podcast might challenge our thinking and practices, but it will also give us insight into opportunities and possibilities that God brings our way.     

I’m delighted to welcome Roger Parrott, who is the President of Belhaven University in Jackson, Mississippi. Roger has deep experience in leadership in college settings. He also is the author of several leadership books. Today we’ll focus on what he calls Opportunity Leadership, based on his recent book by that title.  

Find full show notes here: https://bit.ly/S7E25rogerparrott

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Jun 13, 2022

As leaders, we can learn from our peers in other churches and Christian organizations, to understand how they are growing and developing. Also, research into trends and best practices helps all of us on our road to flourishing. Our guest today will help us understand the landscape of this moment in the church and how we can move forward as we follow Jesus and lead with integrity.   

 I’m delighted to welcome Warren Bird, who is Vice President of Research and Equipping at the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). Warren has a rich understanding of church movements and organizations, including megachurches. He has authored and co-authored numerous books and has a heart for equipping church leaders.  

Find full show notes here: https://bit.ly/s7e24warrenbird

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Jun 6, 2022

How is your organization developing emerging leaders? We believe a key role for every leader is to develop the next generation of leaders. And today, we talk with author and leader, Clay Scroggins, about the key to emerging leader development.

We see that the world is changing rapidly and that what worked in the past may not work in the future. But what are the skills and qualities that emerging leaders need so they can lead into the future? This podcast will have clear takeaways for those who are stepping up as aspiring leaders. And those of us who are equipping and clearing the way for new leaders will also have an opportunity to learn and grow.  

I’m delighted to welcome Clay Scroggins, the author of several books. His latest book is The Aspiring Leader’s Guide to the Future. Clay has a strong background in leadership development with a special focus on emerging leaders. He served with North Point Ministries in Atlanta for 20 years. 

Find full show notes here: https://bit.ly/s7e23clayscroggins

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