How to Create Unity Around Your Vision

There’s no question that vision is a critical, driving force in your organization. Vision is the rallying cry that excites passion in your team and gives everyone a common goal to strive for. I’m often asked to compare the differences between Christian workplaces and secular ones. As a man who has worked in both the marketplace and faith-based community, I…

6 Simple Strategies To Let Your Employees Know They’re Valued

Author and presidential speechwriter James Humes says, “The art of communication is the language of leadership.” Could there be any better illustration of this than what’s happening at Olivet Nazarene University? Here, their leadership shares six communication strategies you can implement today to ensure your employees know how valued they are. I marvel at leaders…

5 Ideas For Staff Development That Build Culture: “First Tuesdays” at Gateway Church

When the staff of Gateway Church in Dallas grew 25% in one year, there was good reason for excitement—and well-founded concern. Challenge: From its first Sunday morning worship service of 180 founding members at a Hilton Hotel in April 2000, to welcoming 26,000 weekend attendees on five campuses 14 years later, Gateway Church has never…

Eighty-Nine Organizations Certified as Best Christian Workplaces

MERCER ISLAND, Wash. – Best Christian Workplaces Institute today honored eighty-nine organizations, churches, and Christian-led businesses as “Certified Best Christian Workplaces” from January—June 2019. The new honorees are based primarily in the U.S. and Canada. Since 2002, more than 300,000 employees from 1,000 organizations, churches, and Christian-led businesses have completed the BCWI’s Employee Engagement Survey.…

5 Traits of a Spiritually Healthy Team

Steve Macchia (Leadership Transformations, Inc.), has worked with enough Christian ministries to know that the shortest distance between an unhealthy leader and one whose team and entire culture is thriving are five, clear, irresistible traits . . . The Challenge My one-to-one conversation with Steve affirmed why a leader’s healthy, inner spiritual life greatly impacts…

8 Factors of a Flourishing Workplace

It’s easy to recognize a flourishing workplace. It is a culture of growing mutual trust, transparency and unity. Top to bottom, it’s a culture where people look forward to coming to work every day because they feel so engaged. It’s a culture where everyone is working together because they not only believe in the organization’s…