Every leader leaves a wake behind them. Whether the wake is positive or negative depends on their integrity. Today's episode is for Christian leaders who hope to live and finish strong. What are the secrets that are creating an integrity gap in your life, today? To learn about the common pitfalls and anecdotes that will help you flourish, stay tuned!
If you’re a leader, or if you work alongside a leader, or you aspire to be a leader, get ready. We’re going to talk about one of the biggest trouble spots leaders face. Something we’ve never talked about here on the podcast. Here’s the trouble spot:
Leaders who preach one set of values yet live by another are not just harming themselves. A leader’s lack of integrity may generate immense internal guilt and shame, but it also limits the effectiveness of any organization he or she leads.
Jeff and Terra Mattson are the married co-founders of Living Wholehearted and the Courageous Girls Movement. They coach leaders in a variety of settings, from corporate offices to leadership retreats and individual counseling. Their professional experience and research have formed their unique perspective on the relationship between leadership and integrity.
Their new book is called Shrinking the Integrity Gap: Between What Leaders Preach and Live. Jeff & Terra know this issue inside and out—and they’ve got some insightful, practical answers you can use. Jeff & Terra, welcome to the Flourishing Culture Podcast.
Find full show notes https://www.bcwinstitute.org/podcast/why-exceptional-…nd-terra-mattson/
What are four ways you can improve diverse relationships in your organization? Today's guest brings insights from her life and her book called The Colors of Culture.
What if you could look at racism, racial righteousness, and personal identity in a way that didn't threaten you but rather moved you inside to truly love others from the perspective of us having “one blood,” because we’re all made in the image of Jesus.
My guest today is going to show you how and why this tremendous, radical truth speaks to where you live and work and walk with God.
It gives me great pleasure to welcome in Dr. MelindaJoy Mingo, author of a timely and significant new book from Intervarsity Press titled, The Colors of Culture: The Beauty of Diverse Friendship. MelindaJoy, welcome to the Flourishing Culture Podcast.
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This summer we experienced upheaval regarding race in our country and around the world. Do you believe the Christian workplace should be the model for racial healing amid civil unrest? Well, today's episode highlights a multicultural workplace that is doing just that. Listen now to learn how.
Normally, I’m joined on the podcast by one guest. Today, I’m honored and grateful to welcome two guests—two tremendous leaders serving one, dynamic multicultural church outside Baltimore, Maryland. In the next few minutes, we're going to talk about a historic challenge and opportunity facing the church in America right now. Their ministry perspective, their stories, their devotion to love, and serve Jesus Christ will inspire you like nothing else.
I want to welcome in Frank Eastham, Chief Operating Officer, and Tim Samuel, Chief Financial Officer for Bridgeway Community Church, in the Columbia and Owings Mills regions outside of Baltimore, Maryland. Frank, Tim, thanks for joining me here on the Flourishing Culture Podcast.
Find full show notes here https://www.bcwinstitute.org/podcast/going-beyond-div…community-church/
In this episode, I am joined by a senior pastor that has led one of the most significant culture transformations in our history. Listen now to hear the story.
It’s my pleasure to welcome to the microphone Aaron Couch, lead pastor of Southeast Christian Church in Parker, Colorado.
Find full show notes https://www.bcwinstitute.org/podcast/a-story-of-signi…tion-aaron-couch/
No matter what leadership role we're in, we should be thinking about succession. Listen in as Peter Greer describes the seven practices to navigate mission-critical leadership transitions.
It gives me great joy to welcome in one of our most popular guests on the Flourishing Culture Podcast, the President and CEO of HOPE International, Peter Greer. Peter, so good to see you.
I’m looking at a fresh copy of the new book you’ve co-authored with Doug Fagerstrom, who is CEO of Marketplace Chaplains. The title of your book is Succession: Seven Practices to Navigate Mission-Critical Leadership Transitions. Congratulations on the book.
Find full show notes here https://www.bcwinstitute.org/podcast/do-you-have-a-gr…plan-peter-greer/
Do you wonder, "how do I build a culture of trust in my department or organization"? Listen in as an author, Boyd Bailey describes the essential habits of relational leaders.
Thanks for joining us. It gives me great pleasure to welcome Boyd Bailey, author of Essential Habit of Relational Leaders: Building a Culture of Trust.
Boyd is the president of the Georgia chapter of the National Christian Foundation and the founder of Wisdom Hunters, a ministry whose daily devotional emails help more than 100,000 readers connect with Christ. He is also co-founder of Ministry Ventures, which has coached more than 1,000 faith-based nonprofits in board development, administration, fundraising, and more.
Find full show notes https://www.bcwinstitute.org/podcast/skills-relationa…e-to-build-trust/
As we progress through this pandemic, how are you shepherding the employees God has entrusted to you? In today's episode, we hear from the CEO of a large diverse ministry share how they are demonstrating care for their Outstanding Talent.
The story my guest is about to share has a huge, potential upside. It’s a story that speaks to the #1 challenge every organization, every workplace culture, and every leader is facing right now.
For nearly 60 years, Bethesda has been offering faith-based care to seniors and then reinvesting their net revenue to support missionary endeavors around the world. Based in Colorado Springs, Bethesda operates more than 21 senior living facilities in 18 communities throughout the country. Their culture challenges speak to innovative strategies and some remarkable successes. Dana Rasic, CEO of Bethesda Associates—have I set the bar high enough for you?
Find full show notes here https://www.bcwinstitute.org/podcast/high-level-trust…tment-dana-rasic/
Have you heard "culture eats strategy for breakfast"? Do you believe it? In today's episode, I interview a CEO who has turned three, faith-based organizations around by focusing on workplace culture as the strategy for change.
I’m so pleased to have with me is Dusty Rubeck, President of CDF Capital, based in Irvine, California. Dusty, it’s really a pleasure to welcome you to the Flourishing Culture Podcast.
Find full show notes here: https://www.bcwinstitute.org/podcast/culture-accelera…ess-dusty-rubeck/
Does your organization have invisible pillars that will sustain it in troubled times and good times? In this episode, you'll hear about a compelling example that does just that.
One of the keys to organizational success is Fantastic Teams that work effectively cross-functionally—and one of the keys to Fantastic Teams is breaking down silos that can needlessly weaken the health of your workplace culture. Here, to share with us how to break down silos—and improve your culture in other clear, practical ways—is Doug Mazza, Former President of Joni and Friends.
Hi Doug and welcome to our podcast, today.
Find full show notes here https://www.bcwinstitute.org/podcast/season-3-episode…joni-and-friends/
Do you feel that as Christian leaders our greatest good is cultivating nearness with God? In this episode, we outline three steps to do just that.
My guest today is Ruth Haley Barton. A sought-after teacher, author, retreat leader, and trained spiritual director. She’s one of the leading Christian voices today, for developing a vibrant inner life for Christian leaders. Her most recent book is titled Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership: Seeing God in the Crucible. I can’t wait to hear her insights, stories and wisdom that speak to a leader’s transformation and how it intersects with an organization’s culture.
Find the full show notes here https://www.bcwinstitute.org/podcast/s3e49-ruth-haley-barton/
We hear today's leaders ask, "How can we build spiritual and emotional well being of our employees?" Today's podcast directly answers that question with practical tips that build Life Giving work.
Would you care to take a guess of how good it feels to be on the staff of a rescue mission whose culture is in the top ten percent of all rescue missions in the U.S?
Would you like your culture to experience the same kind of trust, transparency and unity?
Today we have the pleasure of visiting with Vann Ellison, President and CEO of St. Matthew’s House in Naples, FL.
Hi, Vann, and welcome to our podcast, today.
Find full show notes here https://www.bcwinstitute.org/podcast/s3e43-vann-ellison-2/
Do you wish your organization was growing? Today, we listen to the CEO of a Christian-owned business link revenue growth with the degree that his people are growing.
We often receive feedback about the encouragement our listeners feel and the ideas they receive from our podcast. That’s why we choose guests that are actually “certified Best Christian Workplaces,” and today is no exception.
Today, we have the pleasure of talking with Troy Meachum, President of ACR SUPPLY COMPANY, North Carolina’s leading HVACR wholesale distributor.
Troy is relatively new to our growing BCWI family, and I believe you’ll find today’s discussion encouraging and practical as you seek to improve the health of your culture.
Hi Troy, and welcome to our podcast.
Find full show notes here https://www.bcwinstitute.org/podcast/s3e35-troy-meachum-2/
If you saw a billboard summarizing your workplace culture what would it say? Well, today we talk with a leader who believes in making and investing in workplace culture. Listen to specific ideas that you can implement in your organization today.
Today, we have a special treat for you. My guest is Allan Kelsey the Associate Senior Pastor of Gateway Church in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex area.
With 30,000 weekend attendees on several campuses, Gateway is one of the largest and fasting growing churches in the country.
I believe Gateway’s rapid growth over its 17 years, has been possible because of their healthy culture that Allan has helped to cultivate.
Hi Allan, and welcome, again, to the Flourishing Culture Podcast.
Find full show notes here https://www.bcwinstitute.org/blog/s3e28-allan-kels…gateway-church-2/
I’m excited about our show today because we are going to hear about a total culture transformation story that gets at the heart of our vision here at the Best Christian Workplaces Institute: We believe Christian-led organizations should set the standard as the best, most effective places to work in the world, and that includes Bible Colleges who prepare workers for Christian ministry.
We have the pleasure of talking with Mark Maxwell, President of Prairie College in Three Hills, Alberta Canada. From its founding in 1922, the heartbeat of Prairie College (originally founded by Mark’s grandfather as Prairie Bible Institute) has been to know Christ and make Him known. Over the years, Prairie has prepared 17,000 students to serve God in 114 countries around the world.
In BCWI’s 15-year history and the 900-plus organizations we’ve had the opportunity to serve, Prairie College has made one of the single greatest before-and-after improvements of its culture. It continues to be an incredible culture transformation.
Find full show notes here http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/s3e36-mark-maxwell/
The interruptions in our normal routines caused by the COVID-19 crisis is challenging us to rethink our approach to many things. Yes, it is allowing us to rethink our Christian values and how we apply them in our lives and in our organizations. How do we, as Christian leaders, encourage flourishing families? Especially at the beginning of our children's lives. Listen in to this new and challenging research on how Christian organizations deal with key, family-friendly policies.
It’s really a pleasure to welcome in Dr. Denise Daniels, Professor of Management at Seattle Pacific University. Denise, welcome to the Flourishing Culture Podcast.
Find full show notes here https://www.bcwinstitute.org/podcast/importance-of-fa…an-organizations/
As leaders in Christian organizations, we have the rare opportunity in the midst of this pandemic and social upheaval to influence our workplace culture and the world at large. Listen in as a best-selling author, Philip Yancey encourages us to be different by reaching out and exhibiting grace. Listen in as he encourages us to be healers and bridge builders in our divided world.
Philip Yancey is one of the most popular and revered Christian writers on the planet. His 30 books have sold 15 million copies. His bestsellers, include The Jesus I Never Knew, and Prayer: Does it Make Any Difference? Among his many well-read books is one that speaks to the upheavals and uncertainties of our present time. What my guest, Philip Yancey, has to share with you in the next few minutes will touch you wherever you live and work, and however, you’re seeking to follow Jesus.
How’s that for an intro? Philip Yancey, welcome to the Flourishing Culture podcast.
Find full show notes here https://www.bcwinstitute.org/podcast/philip-yancey-leaders-model-grace/
We consider it a great privilege to serve Christian led organizations making a huge difference in our world. Today we learn from a ministry called Advocates for Community Transformation, known as ACT in Dallas TX. Listen to how they have built a flourishing workplace culture, caring for their employees holistically so they can better serve under-resourced neighborhoods.
It’s my pleasure to welcome in Anna Bridges, Director of Talent & Culture for ACT Advocates for Community Transformation in Dallas, Texas.
Find full show notes here https://www.bcwinstitute.org/podcast/a-commitment-to-…orkplace-culture/
Imagine being the CE0 of a one hundred and eighty employee children's home in Ohio during the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet they are not just surviving, they are thriving. How? Well, listen in as my colleague Cary Humphries talks with their CEO. He's grateful, he's a learner, and he's a world-class trust builder. Listen in now!
I’m Cary Humphries, Regional Director for the Best Christian Workplaces Institute, filling in for Al Lopus. I’m delighted to have as our guest, Kevin Hewitt, President and CEO of Christian Children’s Home of Ohio. Welcome, Kevin, to the Flourishing Culture Podcast.
Find full show notes here https://www.bcwinstitute.org/podcast/position-your-or…recedented-times/
As a leader what would you do if you discovered you had an unhealthy workplace culture where there are strong silos between departments, poor communication, and lack of trust between leaders and staff? Well, today's podcast is a great case study of an organization that has seen its culture transformed. And as a result, are better prepared to face today's unique challenges.
It’s my pleasure to welcome to the microphone Mike Kremnitzer Director of Benefits and Human Resources for the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Find full show notes https://www.bcwinstitute.org/podcast/healthy-culture-…t-of-uncertainty/
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 Canada—CEO & President Paul Richardson and Marketing Director, Andrew Dorricott.
Find full show notes here https://www.bcwinstitute.org/podcast/faith-over-fear-…le-league-canada/
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/
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/
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.
Pam, welcome back to the Flourishing Culture Podcast.
Find full show notes here https://www.bcwinstitute.org/podcast/get-your-message-heard/
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/
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 Moore, Executive 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/