Best Christian Workplaces

Christian Leadership Alliance President and CEO Tami Heim recently interviewed Al Lopus, president and co-founder of the Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI). The Institute, founded in 2002, provides research-based measurement tools and culture change advisory services with a single vision: to help Christian organizations set the standard as the best, most effective workplaces in the … Continue reading Best Christian Workplaces

Books for Fall 2019

BOOKS 1. Start With Your People: The Daily Decision That Changes Everything By Brian Dixon (Zondervan, Sept. 10, 2019) Book Overview 2. Bet on Talent: How to Create a Remarkable Culture That Wins The Hearts of Customers By Dee Ann Turner (BakerBooks, Sept. 2019) Book Overview 3. Leadership in Christian Perspective: Biblical Foundations and Contemporary Practices for Servant … Continue reading Books for Fall 2019

Authentic Appreciation

While authenticity has become an important concept in our culture recently, we have long emphasized that authentic appreciation is critical for healthy workplace relationships. However, employee recognition, which often does not seem genuine, can cause employees to react with cynicism and increased distrust. Employee Recognition vs. Authentic Appreciation While 85% to 90% of all companies … Continue reading Authentic Appreciation

Servant Leadership

I find that most Christians long to use their time and talents to advance Christ’s purposes. Their understanding of the path to such service, however, is deeply influenced by the assumptions of our culture. According to popular leadership theory, we must use the majority of our talents in order to be successful. Many believe that … Continue reading Servant Leadership

Know Your Team!

Managing a team today requires us to cultivate an environment that values learning, where leaders have a positive motivational impact on the individuals within their team. James Champy, author of Reengineering Management (HarperCollins, 1995) stated, “we must hold fast to our faith in human beings: the knowledge and belief that we are all eager to … Continue reading Know Your Team!