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?”
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Here to answer that question for us today is Paul MacDonald, Headmaster of Crossings Christian School in Oklahoma City. He’s worked incredibly hard to diagnose and improve the organizational health of the school he runs. As a result, the school you’re going to learn about was already in top 10th percentile of comparable organizations from the get-go on our BCWI Employee Engagement Survey.
Crossings Christian School’s mission is to partner with parents and the church to develop students into Christ-centered servant leaders who are academically and spiritually prepared for college and life.
In addition to his responsibilities at Crossings, Paul has also shared his experiences in a variety of leadership capacities, including service on the board and accreditation commission with the Association of Christian Schools International, also known as ACSI.
While outwardly our campus facilities are very impressive, it’s our staff who are our greatest asset.
In this episode, you’ll learn about:
- Maintaining a strong culture as your organization grows
- Pursuing and retaining top people in your field
- Conducting capital campaigns so your faculty aren’t handicapped by their facilities
- Importance of transparency, honesty and communication
- Staffing strategies for Christian schools
- Engaging staff in decisions that affect them
Explore Additional Resources
- Read Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek
- Read Humilitas by John Dickson
- Learn more on last week’s blog post: 3 Clear Steps to 1 Outstanding Culture
- Learn more about Crossings Christian School
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