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

Closing the Geographic Gap for Remote Teams

How did 16 regional fundraisers from HOPE International, each working from remote offices, increase annual giving by an average of 17 percent? (The answer may surprise you.) These results are the byproduct of creating a culture of healthy communication, one of our 8 factors of a flourishing workplace, and implementing it consistently, clearly and creatively, regardless of…

Moving Your Culture From Toxic to Healthy

In 2011, Craig Warner, Executive Director for The Gideons International, winced at a report confirming the organization’s culture was flat-out toxic. He’ll spare you the gory details in exchange for sharing an even better story. Challenge Astute, aware and involved soon after settling in at the ministry’s international headquarters in Nashville, Warner admitted, “I knew…

Three Ingredients for a Well Run Ministry

Two different management strategies: The first believes in getting things done through other people. The second helps people exercise their spiritual gifts and natural abilities. Which one is best for your organization? Insight: Over the past several years, Compassion Canada has experienced 20% annual growth, while giving new promise and purpose to 1.4 million children…

How Active Listening Leads to a Flourishing Culture // Tom Bennett, Santa Fe Christian Schools [Videocast]

Welcome to our first video Positive Core Series Podcast.  In this episode I interview Dr. Tom Bennett the Head of Schools for Santa Fe Christian Schools in Solana Beach, California.  Listen, as Tom discusses the steps that led to the transformation of their culture and impact. [vimeo id=”110031812″ height=”320″ width=”574″ marginbottom=”15″] Santa Fe Christian Schools has…

Involvement Drives Winning Strategy: Santa Fe Christian School Case Study

Challenge Seven years ago, you probably wouldn’t have wanted Tom Bennett’s job as Interim Director at Santa Fe Christian Schools in Solana Beach, California. Sizable debt and red ink had delayed accreditation No leadership team in place, no effective organizational structure and virtually no reporting lines in effect Several open faculty positions Plus, two weeks before the…

Episode 23: Creating the DNA of a Flourishing Culture // Dr. Peter Teague, Lancaster Bible College

Welcome to this edition of our Flourishing Culture Podcast Series titled, Creating the DNA for a Flourishing Culture at Lancaster Bible College.  In this episode, join Dr. Peter Teague and I as we discuss how he has led Lancaster Bible College to become a flourishing Best Christian Workplace. Listen to the Audio   Share the Love…