The Secret to a Fantastic One-Year Culture Turnaround

How is the overall vibe in your workplace? Be honest. If it’s anywhere less than perfect (or perhaps even slipping downhill), take heart, you’re not alone. Meet a church whose culture had nowhere to go but up. What’s the secret to their one-year turnaround? The Challenge Antioch Community Church in Waco, Texas, had it all…

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 21: How To Create Serious Culture Change // Jenn Repaci, Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale

Thanks for joining us on Season 2 of The Flourishing Culture Podcast! How can you make significant changes in your workplace culture? Action planning and follow up is one key element. This is where the rubber really meets the road if you’re serious about building a healthy, flourishing culture. But not too serious, as today’s podcast is not only informative…

7 Reasons Healthy Cultures Have More Fun

Fact: Healthy, flourishing organizational cultures are filled with people who know how to have fun. So why be serious about this? The Challenge It’s no laughing matter that every workplace culture has potholes and pitfalls—room for improvement. Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale was no exception. As part of improving their already-flourishing culture, leadership and staff identified…

Season 2 Episode 20: A Healthy Life Balance: Does It Matter? // Dave Ferguson, Community Christian Church

Thanks for joining us on Season 2 of The Flourishing Culture Podcast! “It’s great to work in your area of passion, but it can become toxic if you don’t have some boundaries.” These are the words of today’s guest, Dave Ferguson, the Lead Pastor of Community Christian Church, with 10 locations across the Chicagoland area. Listen to the…

Let These 3 Culture Protectors Work for You

The remarkable near-toxic-to-flourishing culture comeback at Willow Creek Community Church has inspired Christian leaders everywhere. How can the same three proven “culture protectors,” which helped transform Willow’s culture, work for your organization? The Challenge Willow Creek’s “before” story wasn’t pretty. In 2008, bubbling staff tensions with unfocused ministries, stressed budgets, people transitions, and a Great…

Cost of This Priceless Culture Makeover: $0.00

Discover the three zero-cost keys this President and CEO used to radically improve the organization’s culture, and you’ll wonder, “Why didn’t I think of that?” The Challenge After years of steady growth, the Willow Creek Association had survived the Great Recession (2008-12). By 2013, the WCA—known for helping Christians grow their leadership to maximize Kingdom…

Episode Encore: 8 Factors of a Flourishing Culture // Al Lopus, BCWI President

Welcome to The Flourishing Culture Podcast! Last week, we announced our new list of 2017 Certified Best Christian Workplaces. In honor of our announcement, we’re replaying this listener favorite episode, where we talk about what it takes to become a Certified organization and what factors define a truly flourishing workplace culture. Listen to the Audio Listen in iTunes | Listen in…

3 Keys to Repair Communication and Revive Your Culture

Read on to learn how a relatively small ministry organization of 28 staff nailed down three essentials to healthy culture that every organization and church can use! The Challenge What do you do, as an organization, if there’s no proven metric that can accurately measure the true condition (including real trouble spots) of your workplace…