Al Lopus is the Cofounder and CEO at Best Christian Workplaces Institute. He is an organizational culture and leadership consultant, coach, speaker and author.

Season 2 Episode 31: How To Rebuild Trust After Leadership Transition // Shan Moyers & Linden Kirby, Rocky Mountain Christian Church

Thanks for joining us on Season 2 of The Flourishing Culture Podcast! How can an incoming leader rebuild trust after a longtime, well-loved lead pastor retires? Listen to the Audio Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher Radio That’s the story of today’s guests. The two leaders you’re going to meet have shown a remarkable track record of…

6 Ways to Build Trust Under a New Lead Pastor

When a longtime pastor retires, the elephant in the room is the curious congregation, sizing up the new head of staff and asking, “Can we trust you?” Meet an incoming pastor who answered this question with 6 stellar commitments to his staff and congregation. The Challenge In 2012, Shan Moyers (pronounced “Shawn”) stepped into his unforeseeable…

Season 2 Episode 30: How To Cultivate a Great Nonprofit CEO & Board Chair Relationship // Bob Andringa

Thanks for joining us on Season 2 of The Flourishing Culture Podcast! What can a ministry’s Senior Leader and Board Chair do to better their working relationship and thus increase the health of an organization’s culture? Listen to the Audio Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher Radio “A well-functioning board is the single-most important variable for any ministry…

3 Practical Steps to Better Board Chair and CEO Collaboration

Discover the three action steps that can accelerate a new level of mutual respect and trust between your Board Chair and Senior Leader. And experience the clear benefits of a healthier culture and greater organizational impact. The Challenge What can a Senior Leader and a Board Chair do to better their working relationship and thus increase…

Season 2 Episode 29: How to Create a Healthy Leadership Transition // Vince Burens, Coalition for Christian Outreach

Thanks for joining us on Season 2 of The Flourishing Culture Podcast! Is your organization facing a major leadership change on the horizon? How can you create a healthy transition at the CEO level? And how might having a flourishing culture help in the process? Listen to the Audio Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher Radio Today’s guest…

5 Fail-Safe Strategies for a Successful Leadership Transition

Vince Burens was already transitioning into becoming just the third President/CEO in the 46-year history of the Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO), a Pittsburgh-based ministry transforming college students to transform the world. A member of the CCO’s Board of Directors said to him, “You should look at the CCO as a family business, because it’s the…

Season 2 Episode 28: How To Onboard New Employees for Success // Cate Given, Joni and Friends

Thanks for joining us on Season 2 of The Flourishing Culture Podcast! You only have one chance to make a good first impression. And nowhere is that more true and relevant than in onboarding new employees. Listen to the Audio Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher Radio Research has proven that an employee’s first impression of…

Onboarding Part 2: How To Maximize a New Hire’s First Day

Picture a new hire’s first day on the job: Nervousness. Apprehension. Excitement. So much on the line for the person and the organization. Yet Cate Given, Vice President of Human Resource Services for Joni and Friends, has created a way (with ongoing help from her superb team) to make sure every new employee feels welcomed, on the…