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…

Transparency and Trust Build Culture: College of Biblical Studies – Houston Case Study

What president or CEO wouldn’t want to cultivate the kind of transparency and  trust  that can generate staff unity, organizational effectiveness and ministry impact? But what if turbulent events preceding your arrival meant you had to essentially start from a deficit position? Challenge When Bill Blocker came to the College of Biblical Studies in Houston…

4 Reasons Behind NewSpring Church’s Flourishing Culture

          If you were offered a comparable job at higher pay would you stay? … Or leave? Recently, when asked this question, 97% of 400 staff at NewSpring Church in Anderson, South Carolina said they would stay (81% Strongly Agree). That finding is consistent with an overwhelming 99% of staff that say…

93% Staff Engagement at NewSpring! What?!

How did NewSpring Church in Anderson, South Carolina, grow from a living room Bible study of 8 to its current 35,000 weekend worshipers on ten campuses? Could there be a correlation between NewSpring’s ongoing numeric growth and an overwhelming 93% of its 400 staff are engaged as measured by the Best Christian Workplace survey? Central…

Creating a Social Covenant Helps Build and Empower Relationships at Gateway Church

The mega-church that’s found a way to create and sustain high levels of trust among its staff of 600 over multiple locations! Challenge: Gateway Church in Dallas regularly receives 26,000 individuals to its five weekend services. Welcoming and integrating this many people into worship and service has increasingly required its staff to work together and…