Ken Blanchard on The Biggest Leadership Challenge of Our Day

Ken Blanchard is: Co-author of the breakthrough best-selling book, The One Minute Manager Co-founder the global leadership development organization, Lead Like Jesus An A+ communicator with 3 timeless leadership insights for you! The Question While sitting with Ken Blanchard, there were at least 500 questions I wanted to ask him. Yet, with limited time, I…

Season 2 Episode 6: How To Be An Inspirational Leader // Al Lopus, BCWI President

Thanks for joining us on Season 2 of The Flourishing Culture Podcast! What is the primary driver that differentiates a flourishing Christian workplace from others? In our research, we have found that Inspirational Leadership is the most important factor in creating a healthy culture. Listen to the Episode Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher Radio Inspirational Leadership is nothing…

I’m Sorry: 5 Powerful Ways to Sincerely Apologize

Have you ever felt –or dealt – the bitter, lingering taste of a failed apology? I bring this up because it doesn’t have to be this way – when you know the solution. The Challenge The looming possibility of mis-apologizing to someone can seriously affect both your relationship and your broader reputation throughout the organization. You don’t…

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…

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…

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…

Episode Encore: Engaging Staff to Achieve Our Calling // Tami Heim, Christian Leadership Alliance

Welcome to The Flourishing Culture Podcast! As Christian leaders, how can we most effectively achieve our organizations’ calling and purpose in these rapidly changing times? In this episode, Al is talking with Tami Heim, the President and CEO of Christian Leadership Alliance. Listen to the Audio Listen in iTunes | Listen in Stitcher Radio Prior to CLA, Tami…

Joni and Friends’ 4 Pillars of Sustainable Strategy

Culture and strategy are inextricably intertwined. The two must work together in harmony for us to fulfill our organizations’ God-given missions. No one knows this better than Doug Mazza, President and Chief Operating Officer of Joni and Friends, whose sustainable organizational strategy catapulted the international ministry from $6 million to $30 million in annual revenue.…