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…

Defining DNA on a College Campus Builds Collaboration: A Lancaster Bible College Case Study

Just when you think the strength of an organization starts at the top, along comes someone whose storied, transparent leadership shows it’s absolutely, positively true. Challenge Sixteen years ago, Peter Teague became president of Lancaster Bible College, in Lancaster, PA. And while the school enjoyed a reputation for preparing young people for ministry, Teague quickly…

BCWI Announces 2015 Best Christian Workplaces

This year’s 2015 Best Christian Workplaces list identifies organizations where employees experience healthy, even flourishing workplace cultures. The employees in these organizations find the work they do to be so meaningful and transformational they are willing to go the extra mile. The rich day-to-day relationships and fellowship experienced are particularly meaningful. Results show employees in…