5 Super-Practical Ways YOUR Culture Can Soar!

Today we’re sharing the surprising story of how a ping-pong table, a series of free lunches and the use of a GoPro camera, kayak or paddleboard (take your pick) transformed one organization’s culture—from teetering on the rocks to soaring off the charts! The Challenge In 1996, Scott Evans founded Outreach, Inc. with an audacious vision to…

Episode Encore: Spiritual Disciplines for the Leader’s Heart // Ruth Haley Barton, Transforming Center

Welcome to The Flourishing Culture Podcast! How does a busy Christian leader – with a full plate of responsibilities and activities – maintain an abundant spiritual life so they can effectively lead from that place? Listen to the Audio Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher Radio Today, Al is talking with Dr. Ruth Haley Barton, the founder…

Season 2 Episode 4: How to Give and Receive Feedback Well // Sheila Heen

Thanks for joining us on Season 2 of The Flourishing Culture Podcast! As a leader, what’s one of the hardest things you face at work? What’s the one thing you put off, the thing you avoid, the thing you absolutely do not look forward to?  If your answer is “having difficult conversations,” then you’re really going to…

Season 2 Episode 2: Developing Outstanding Talent // Tara VanderSande, Willow Creek Community Church

Thanks for joining us on Season 2 of The Flourishing Culture Podcast! There is little question about the significant influence Willow Creek Community Church has had on leadership development in the Christian world. A key to Willow Creek’s healthy, flourishing culture has been developing outstanding talent. How do they do it? The answer just might benefit your organization.…

How to Develop Your Leadership Like Willow Creek

I want to give you one of the clearest, proven links between a flourishing culture and an effective, successful organization: developing outstanding talent. It comes your way today, courtesy of one of the most knowledgeable, respected leaders I know in the area of people management and development. I’d like to introduce you to Tara VanderSande, staff…

Episode 58: Staff Care Can Change the World // Peter Greer, HOPE International

Welcome to The Flourishing Culture Podcast! What leadership practices in Christian organizations are having a positive, dramatic impact to effectively address a huge global problem? And how does an organization’s staff culture impact its ability to change our world? Listen to the Episode Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher Radio Our guest today has an answer. He…

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…