Onboarding Part 2: How To Maximize a New Hire’s First Day

Picture a new hire’s first day on the job: Nervousness. Apprehension. Excitement. So much on the line for the person and the organization. Yet Cate Given, Vice President of Human Resource Services for Joni and Friends, has created a way (with ongoing help from her superb team) to make sure every new employee feels welcomed, on the…

Season 2 Episode 25: How To Take a Healthy Culture to the Next Level // Paul MacDonald, Crossings Christian School

Thanks for joining us on Season 2 of The Flourishing Culture Podcast! Every once in a while, we run across a leader who has helped create such a remarkably flourishing culture, that we have to ask, “How did your people pull it off? How did you do it?” Listen to the Audio Listen in iTunes | Listen in…

Episode Encore: 6 Steps to a 90% Hiring Success Rate // Chad Carter, The Gideons International

Welcome to The Flourishing Culture Podcast! One of the top drivers of organizational success is the quality of your employees. But how do you attract and select outstanding talent that will be successful in your organization? Wouldn’t it be great if we could predict hiring success? Listen to the Audio Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher Radio Today…

How To Onboard Every New Hire for Success

It’s one of the best onboarding strategies for new employees I’ve ever come across—for two reasons: First, it works incredibly well for the organization that created it. And second, because it’s so grounded and applicable to any type and size of ministry organization, this highly effective onboarding strategy can work for you too. Here’s why.…

Episode Encore: How To Develop 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.…

3 Steps to Grow Outstanding Talent on your Leadership Team

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…

Season 2 Episode 22: How To Build a Loving Workplace Culture // Rebekah Layton, Cherry Hills Community Church

Thanks for joining us on Season 2 of The Flourishing Culture Podcast! Jesus calls us to be all about love. But how do we practically live this out in our workplaces – in what we believe about others, how we treat others, who we hire, and so on? Listen to the Audio Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher Radio…

Season 2 Episode 14: How to Define Your Cultural Distinctives // Kelly O’Donnell, Central Christian Church

Thanks for joining us on Season 2 of The Flourishing Culture Podcast! How can clearly defining your church’s distinct culture both transform your team and increase your ministry impact? That’s exactly what happened with the 120-employee staff at Central Christian Church in Mesa, Arizona. Listen to the Audio Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher Radio With us…

What is “God’s Unique Fingerprint” for Your Organization?

For Central Christian Church in Phoenix, Arizona, it was one of those “moment of truth” opportunities that caused leadership to hold their breath. The best part is what happened next . . . The Challenge Kelly O’ Donnell, Central’s Executive Director, reveals what was at stake: “We were growing in numbers, and yet we could…