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

3 Organizational Traps You Need to Avoid . . . or Else

Sometimes it takes an outside professional (a.k.a., strategic management consultant) with the intelligence, experience and savvy to help you avoid the temptations that could disrupt your organization and even harm your workplace culture. Meet the best management consultant you may have never heard about and his “Three Leadership Traps” every leader must avoid. The Challenge…

Season 2 Episode 26: Books, Board Governance & Hoopla // John Pearson

Thanks for joining us on Season 2 of The Flourishing Culture Podcast! In this episode, Al has the great pleasure of talking with longtime friend, colleague and board and leadership consultant John Pearson. Join us for this fun and far-reaching conversation that covers everything from great leadership books, to board governance best practices, and even how to infuse…

3 Secrets to Read More Leadership Books (And Apply Their Solutions) in Less Time

What if the insights and solutions to your greatest organizational challenges were in plain view right in front of you? The answers and approaches could set you on a new, healthy-culture ministry impact. One leader can show you how it’s done – by reading great books! (Plus, don’t miss his list of must-reads below.) The Challenge…

Season 2 Episode 25: How To Take a Healthy Culture to the Next Level // Paul MacDonald, Crossings Christian School

Thanks for joining us on Season 2 of The Flourishing Culture Podcast! Every once in a while, we run across a leader who has helped create such a remarkably flourishing culture, that we have to ask, “How did your people pull it off? How did you do it?” Listen to the Audio Listen in iTunes | Listen in…

Season 2 Episode 24: How To Grow Your Culture and Your Church // Jeff Abshire, Antioch Community Church

Thanks for joining us on Season 2 of The Flourishing Culture Podcast! How can you transform a workplace culture from healthy to flourishing in the course of just one year—and experience organizational growth at the same time? Listen to the Audio Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher Radio Today, we’ll hear some practical tips from a leader…

The Secret to a Fantastic One-Year Culture Turnaround

How is the overall vibe in your workplace? Be honest. If it’s anywhere less than perfect (or perhaps even slipping downhill), take heart, you’re not alone. Meet a church whose culture had nowhere to go but up. What’s the secret to their one-year turnaround? The Challenge Antioch Community Church in Waco, Texas, had it all…

Episode Encore: 6 Steps to a 90% Hiring Success Rate // Chad Carter, The Gideons International

Welcome to The Flourishing Culture Podcast! One of the top drivers of organizational success is the quality of your employees. But how do you attract and select outstanding talent that will be successful in your organization? Wouldn’t it be great if we could predict hiring success? Listen to the Audio Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher Radio Today…

How To Onboard Every New Hire for Success

It’s one of the best onboarding strategies for new employees I’ve ever come across—for two reasons: First, it works incredibly well for the organization that created it. And second, because it’s so grounded and applicable to any type and size of ministry organization, this highly effective onboarding strategy can work for you too. Here’s why.…

Episode Encore: How To Develop Outstanding Talent // Tara VanderSande, Willow Creek Community Church

Thanks for joining us on Season 2 of The Flourishing Culture Podcast! There is little question about the significant influence Willow Creek Community Church has had on leadership development in the Christian world. A key to Willow Creek’s healthy, flourishing culture has been developing outstanding talent. How do they do it? The answer just might benefit your organization.…