Staff Recognition: Simple but Powerful

Employee recognition is not just a nice thing to do for your staff. It’s a communication tool that reinforces and rewards the most important outcomes people create for your organization. Employees who feel appreciated: Often go above and beyond what is expected of them Are more productive and motivated Are more likely to stay with the organization…

Joni and Friends’ 4 Pillars of Sustainable Strategy

Culture and strategy are inextricably intertwined. The two must work together in harmony for us to fulfill our organizations’ God-given missions. No one knows this better than Doug Mazza, President and Chief Operating Officer of Joni and Friends, whose sustainable organizational strategy catapulted the international ministry from $6 million to $30 million in annual revenue.…

Should Growth Be Your Organization’s Ultimate Goal?

Why would a president dare question the importance of growth for his or her organization? After all, growth is the driving measure of success…isn’t it? Meet one leader who stopped to ask if growth was actually hindering his organization’s effectiveness – and then came up with a strategy to make sure that at the core of…

Congratulations to the 128 Best Christian Workplaces of 2016!

Since 2003, we’ve surveyed more than 300,000 employees – from executives and senior leaders to managers and staff – at more than 800 faith-based organizations. Today, we’re proud to announce our largest-ever list of Certified Best Christian Workplaces – 128 ministries across the United States and around the globe that have met and exceeded our standards…

4 Leadership Development Practices That Will Pay Off Later

Cancer can startle you, humble you, literally sicken you. In the case of Alec Hill, President Emeritus of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, cancer brought to life everything that truly mattered to him, including the necessity of leadership succession. In the first of his special, two-part story, Alec reveals what cancer set in motion both for him…