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

Episode 24: Leadership Development Fuels Growth // Nathan Salsbery, CapinCrouse

In today’s episode, BCWI President Al Lopus is speaking with Nathan Salsbery from CapinCrouse, a national full-service CPA and consulting firm devoted to serving mission-focused not-for-profit organizations, churches, and higher education institutions. From 2007 to 2015, CapinCrouse doubled its staff and tripled its number of offices from coast-to-coast. What was driving their rapid growth? In…

Inside Out: How Glen Eyrie’s Culture Transformation Improved Customer Service

Imagine if your organization’s reputation hinged on the daily feedback of nearly 900 customers. Meet the successful general manager that rises to this challenge every morning – and who is taking a well-loved retreat and conference center in Colorado Springs to new heights. The Challenge Two years ago, Dace Starkweather faced a daunting task: As…

Staff and Leadership Development Fuel Growth at CapinCrouse

From 2007 to 2015, CapinCrouse doubled its staff from 80 to 160 and tripled its number of offices from 5 to 15, coast-to-coast, securing its reputation as one of the most respected CPA firms in America.  Yet the story behind their rising success has largely been a best-kept secret—until now. Recently, BCWI President Al Lopus…

Leaders’ Top 10 Wishlist for Workplace Culture

Ken Blanchard famously says, “Feedback is the breakfast of champions.” That being true, the new BCWI Reader Survey results offers a bowl-full of fresh, practical insights you can begin to apply today. We asked ministry leaders, including top CEOs, senior pastors and executive directors of Christian ministry organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada, what they…

NEW FREE WHITE PAPER: The One Question Every Leader Must Ask

It’s the question Ken Williams, COO and Executive Vice President for Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), wrestled with constantly: “How are we really doing?”  [button href=”https://bcwinstitute.infusionsoft.com/app/form/free-report-request7″ primary=”true” centered=”true” newwindow=”true”]Download your copy of 360: Character, Competence & Chemistry today! [/button] As a ministry to athletes, it’s second nature to evaluate past performance for future improvement.  This…

BCWI Welcomes New HR Consulting Director: Giselle Jenkins

Our team is growing! We are pleased to announce the addition of our new highly experienced HR Consulting Director, Giselle Jenkins.  Please join us in welcoming her. Giselle serves as HR Consulting Director with Best Christian Workplaces Institute, providing consulting to organizations seeking flourishing cultures by developing outstanding leadership and by designing programs that attract, retain, and…

[BCWI Bookshelf] The Five Attributes: Essentials of Hiring for Christian Organizations

Outstanding Talent is one of the top three levers in BCWI’s eight-factor FLOURISH Model influencing an organization’s culture.  Attracting fantastic people to your organization is a key dimension of Outstanding Talent.  The question is, how do we select the best people? I’ve just finished reading a superb little book that can help any organization (like…

We Need Your Input!

We want to serve you well through our blog and newsletter. And that means we need to know more about you! To learn more about your needs and interests, we have created our first-ever Reader Survey. Would you please take a few minutes to fill out the survey? We know your time is precious. So in case you…

How Authentic Conversations Can Change Hearts for Christ

For the College of Biblical Studies in Houston, creating a healthy, flourishing culture has literally become a pursuit of Olympic Game proportion in which every staff member is challenged to share the love of Christ. The Challenge Surprised, astonished, and more than a little concerned. That’s how Dr. Bill Blocker, President of the College of Biblical…

The Investment Your Ministry Can’t Afford NOT to Make

In 2002, Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO) was jolted by some very positive news: their employees loved working there! But where could they strategically invest to take this thriving college campus ministry to the next level? It’s an investment that has paid off, not in just in dollars, but in lives touched for Christ. The…