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 Steps to Grow Outstanding Talent on your Leadership Team

I want to give you one of the clearest, proven links between a flourishing culture and an effective, successful organization: developing outstanding talent. It comes your way today, courtesy of one of the most knowledgeable, respected leaders I know in the area of people management and development. I’d like to introduce you to Tara VanderSande, staff…

Season 2 Episode 22: How To Build a Loving Workplace Culture // Rebekah Layton, Cherry Hills Community Church

Thanks for joining us on Season 2 of The Flourishing Culture Podcast! Jesus calls us to be all about love. But how do we practically live this out in our workplaces – in what we believe about others, how we treat others, who we hire, and so on? Listen to the Audio Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher Radio…

What Four-Letter Word Can Improve Your Culture?

Cherry Hills Community Church in Highlands Ranch, Colorado is experiencing a radical transformation of culture. At the center of the turn-around is a four-letter word that will open your eyes. Rebekah Layton is Cherry Hills’ Executive Pastor. During our recent conversation, it didn’t take long for her to say the all-too-obvious four-letter expression that says…

Season 2 Episode 21: How To Create Serious Culture Change // Jenn Repaci, Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale

Thanks for joining us on Season 2 of The Flourishing Culture Podcast! How can you make significant changes in your workplace culture? Action planning and follow up is one key element. This is where the rubber really meets the road if you’re serious about building a healthy, flourishing culture. But not too serious, as today’s podcast is not only informative…

7 Reasons Healthy Cultures Have More Fun

Fact: Healthy, flourishing organizational cultures are filled with people who know how to have fun. So why be serious about this? The Challenge It’s no laughing matter that every workplace culture has potholes and pitfalls—room for improvement. Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale was no exception. As part of improving their already-flourishing culture, leadership and staff identified…

Season 2 Episode 20: A Healthy Life Balance: Does It Matter? // Dave Ferguson, Community Christian Church

Thanks for joining us on Season 2 of The Flourishing Culture Podcast! “It’s great to work in your area of passion, but it can become toxic if you don’t have some boundaries.” These are the words of today’s guest, Dave Ferguson, the Lead Pastor of Community Christian Church, with 10 locations across the Chicagoland area. Listen to the…

5 Action Steps to Transform Your Culture’s Health in 1 Year

If you worked hard to change the health of your staff culture, how much improvement could you expect to see in one year? The Challenge Community Christian Church began in 1991 in Naperville, Illinois, with five friends just out of college who wanted to start an impact church that would reproduce itself and be the…

Season 2 Episode 19: How To Create Core Values That Work // Doug Sauder, Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale

Thanks for joining us on Season 2 of The Flourishing Culture Podcast! If you were a new leader in an organization, what would be an important first step to create a healthier culture? Today’s guest started with creating core values to take his church’s culture to the next level. Listen to the Audio Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher Radio Join…

Could These 7 Core Values Help Save Your Culture?

The senior pastor of an 18,000-member church suddenly resigns. A bomb goes off: Shock and disbelief hit. Trust is shaken. Attendance and giving drop 20 percent. As the newly-appointed pastor, what do you do? How do you respond when the unity of the congregation, the health of the staff, the life of the church itself are…