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…

Episode 22: Transparency and Trust Build Culture // Bill Blocker, College of Biblical Studies

Listen to the Audio   Challenge When Bill Blocker became president of College of Biblical Studies in Houston, two goals rose to the top: Articulate the mission And get everyone’s buy in Blocker realized, however, that neither outcome would matter without achieving a third goal—seeing every staff and faculty engaged with passion and energy. Strategy Blocker…

4 Reasons Behind NewSpring Church’s Flourishing Culture

          If you were offered a comparable job at higher pay would you stay? … Or leave? Recently, when asked this question, 97% of 400 staff at NewSpring Church in Anderson, South Carolina said they would stay (81% Strongly Agree). That finding is consistent with an overwhelming 99% of staff that say…

Develop Your Leaders Through 360 Feedback: An FCA Case Study

“Without learning and growing, leaders die in terms of their effectiveness.” –Ken Blanchard, Best-selling author, The One-Minute Manager; Founder, Lead Like Jesus For Ken Williams, Executive Vice President and CAO for Fellowship of Christian Athletes, leadership development is not just a matter of life and death. It’s much more important than that. One day, three…

Investing in Physical Well Being Pays Spiritual Dividends: A Church of the Rock Case Study

How do you improve the health of your ministry team? Just exercise a little ingenuity. . . . Need: Talk about an issue that weighed heavy on a pastor. Mark Hughes, Pastor of Church of the Rock in Winnipeg, Manitoba recently confessed: “Maybe it’s because I’ve always been passionate about physical fitness and eating well.…

Recognizing Great Staff By Giving Them “The Boot:” The Navigators Case Study

  The symbolic meaning of a hiking boot is changing the way employees of an international ministry see themselves, while steadily increasing the impact and effectiveness of their team. NEED: Gregg Elmendorf, the Director of Operations and Administration for The Navigators People Resources Team (PRT) will unabashedly tell you that the heart and soul of…

A Performance Review Program that Adds Up! A CapinCrouse Case Study

Can you afford to let your employees’ work suffer by ignoring regular performance reviews? Meet the organization that wisely said, “No.” Need: With 120 employees spread among four regions coast-to-coast, the public accounting firm CapinCrouse had a goal: to create a uniform evaluation process that could fulfill the firm’s dual-commitment to develop their employees’ professional…

Episode 17: Millennials – A Chosen Generation // Thom Rainer, Lifeway

The material in this blog post is derived from Thom and Jess Rainer’s book The Millenials: Connection to America’s Largest Generation The title of this article needs some explanation. By Millenials, I am referring to the generation born between the years 1980 and 2000. Although only a small percentage (around 10%) of this generation are…

Episode 15: Building a Trust-Based Staff Culture // John Howard, Howard Publishing

In this episode of The Flourishing Culture Podcast, BCWI President Al Lopus interviews John Howard of Howard Publishing. Listen to the Audio     Share the Love If you enjoyed this episode, please rate it on iTunes and write a brief review. By doing so, you will help spread our podcast to more listeners, and…