Closing the Geographic Gap for Remote Teams

How did 16 regional fundraisers from HOPE International, each working from remote offices, increase annual giving by an average of 17 percent? (The answer may surprise you.) These results are the byproduct of creating a culture of healthy communication, one of our 8 factors of a flourishing workplace, and implementing it consistently, clearly and creatively, regardless of…

Phoenix Seminary: The Second of Three Best Christian Workplaces of the Decade

For almost 25 years, Phoenix Seminary, in Phoenix, Arizona, has been training men and women—infusing them with the truth and heart of God so they are equipped to have a worldwide impact. More than 2500 Phoenix Seminary alumni and graduates are serving Jesus Christ in more than 40 countries—in urban centers and rural settings, church…

CCO: The First of 3 Best Christian Workplaces of the Decade.

Best Christian Workplaces Institute recognizes three Ministries of the Decade.  Celebrating their first 10 year anniversary, BCWI is identifying three organizations that have earned special recognition. A Decade of Excellence and Growth: CCO has been on BCWI’s certified list for 10 straight years.  “I am the envy of other CEOs,” says Dan Dupee, President and…

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…

Call to Action: Toxic Free Christian Workplaces!

I have always enjoyed Henry Mitzberg’s writing on leadership issues.  This summer’s Harvard Business Review (HBR) included a thoughtful piece entitled “Rebuilding Companies as Communities.”  He states we are facing a crisis that is more significant than our current economic one.  That is – “the depreciation in companies of community where people’s sense of belonging and caring for someone