Season 2 Episode 18: How to Transform Church Culture // Colby Burke, Willow Creek Community Church

Thanks for joining us on Season 2 of The Flourishing Culture Podcast! Transforming the workplace culture of a Christian ministry is a challenging proposition. Our guest today knows this for a fact, because he’s been a key part of transforming the employee culture of one of the largest, best known churches in the world. Listen in on…

Season 2 Episode 17: Why Does Culture Matter? // Gary Schwammlein, Willow Creek Association

Thanks for joining us on Season 2 of The Flourishing Culture Podcast! Why does having a healthy staff culture matter? Is it really worth the effort? Does it ultimately impact your organization’s performance? Today’s guest has a fascinating response to this question. Listen to the Audio Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher Radio Today we have…

Season 2 Episode 16: How To Align Staff Around Your Mission // Roland Warren, Care Net

Thanks for joining us on Season 2 of The Flourishing Culture Podcast! How can you make sure your entire team is aligned around the same goals and working toward your mission and vision? And why is this important for your workplace culture? Listen to the Audio Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher Radio Today we’re talking with…

Season 2 Episode 3: Building a Strategic HR Function // Giselle Jenkins, BCWI

Thanks for joining us on Season 2 of The Flourishing Culture Podcast! Is your Human Resource department providing you the strategic value it could or should?  We are seeing a sea shift in the role Human Resources plays in the church and Christian organizations. As we have worked with hundreds of Christian organizations, we are seeing the…

Season 2 Episode 1: 3 Keys to Building Trust with Your Staff // Al Lopus, BCWI President

Thanks for joining us today as we kick off Season 2 of The Flourishing Culture Podcast! In our listener survey last fall, the number one topic you were interested in hearing about is how to build a trust-based culture. Listen to the Episode Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher Radio Today, our Communications Coordinator, Rachel Large, is…

5 Practical Principles for a Trust-Based Organizational Culture

QUESTION: Is there a trusted way for your organization to get more done at a greater speed and at a lower cost? The answer is, “YES!”   The Challenge In his book, The Advantage, Patrick Lencioni says that a cohesive leadership team is the most important thing any organization can have. And the glue that…

Episode Encore: The Process of Culture Transformation // Sue Hood, Willow Creek Community Church

Welcome to The Flourishing Culture Podcast! Willow Creek Community Church and their senior pastor Bill Hybels have been an inspirational model for building a healthy, flourishing culture. Bill has been very public about the transformation of Willow’s staff culture from nearly toxic to highly flourishing. Bill is the first to say, “The culture in any organization will only…

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…

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…