Developing Christ-First Leaders: A CRISTA Case Study

Need: When he became President & CEO of CRISTA Ministries in 2006, Bob Lonac faced a tall task: developing the necessary leadership to sustain and grow CRISTA’s seven distinct ministries for today and for the next generation. His startlingly simple approach proved successful and adaptable for ministry organizations of virtually any size. Strategy: “At CRISTA,…

How Squeezing a Pig Builds Staff Well-being: A Chrisitan Veterinary Mission Case Study

Building a high level of spiritual well-being in your team may take a variety of shapes and sounds. Need: Strong, productive leadership teams are not immune from stress, as Kit Flowers, DVM, and President of Christian Veterinary Missions, experienced recently: “Our regular staff workloads, combined with the outside pressures of a family illness or death,…

How Transparent Relatinships Help Build Flourishing Cultures: A Church Web Works Case Study

Can you see how transparency and honesty changed this workplace for the better? True Story: It’s 2001, and you’re in a brisk start-up business, when suddenly your venture capital vanishes. Quicker than you can say “pink slip” you and your colleagues are jobless. That was the day Gavin Fysh and two fellow software engineers asked…

Christian School Headmaster Reveals Secret to Motivating Employees

How can you motivate employees on the job? The answer, as Chris Harmon, Headmaster for Legacy Christian Academy, a thriving K-12 school in Frisco, Texas, discovered, might inspire you. Need: Each school day, Harmon’s goal, along with each of Legacy’s 85 faculty and staff, is to “Faithfully be the hands and feet of Christ in…

News Flash! Personal Relationships Facilitate Unity: Case Study

Sensing frustration from leaders at its satellite campuses, a Christian university based in Jackson, Mississippi reaches out to make things better —only to receive an Oscar-winning show of thanks in return. Need: Imagine realizing that your practice of emailing policies and directives to your organization’s field offices isn’t working, and that it’s actually distancing you…

Episode 13: Organizational Values // Richard Biery, Broad Baker Group

In this episode of The Flourishing Culture Podcast, Richard Biery, President of the Broad Baker Group, shares how to create organizational values. Creating organizational values is a key step in building a healthy culture. For any organization, a logical question arises: is there a biblical basis for building virtue-based values statements? At a recent Christian…