(Mercer Island, WA)—Best Christian Workplaces is excited to announce that Road to Flourishing: Eight Keys to Boost Employee Engagement and Well-Being, by Al Lopus, BCW co-founder, and board chair, has been nominated as a finalist in the annual Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards.
As part of its mission to discover, review, and share the best books from university and independent publishers, Foreword Magazine Inc. hosts an annual awards program. Finalists represent the best books published in 2022. More than 2,500 entries spread across fifty-five genres were submitted for consideration. Winners will be announced in June 2023.
Road to Flourishing, published by InterVarsity Press, is a finalist in the Business & Economics category. Foreword Magazine Inc. is a general publication, so Road to Flourishing is up against titles in the general business marketplace.
Al Lopus reflects on the impact of this recognition: “I am thrilled that Road to Flourishing is being recognized among outstanding business books of all types. The content is research-based and statistically valid and shows the link between employee engagement and overall workplace health. This is a faith-based book that shines a light with many practical examples of Christian-led organizations that promote best practices. The values of respect and trust that I highlight in the book are something that all workers crave and are essential for every workplace.”
While the book draws on several decades of experience in helping leaders create flourishing workplace cultures, it is relevant to the challenges of today's environment. Younger generations in the workplace are looking for meaning and purpose, and will not tolerate toxic work environments. The timeless nature of the content makes the book valuable for leaders. Since the book was released a year ago, the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. It was featured at the 2022 Christian Leadership Alliance conference.
Jay Bransford, BCW President, underscores the practical relevance of the book: “Road to Flourishing is for leaders who not only want to understand the factors that drive healthy, God-honoring workplace cultures, but who also want to learn from the many testimonials of leaders we have worked with who have been successful in creating such cultures. Road to Flourishing spells out what a healthy workplace culture is and the impact it has on people, profits, and results. It also equips and inspires leaders to know how they can do the same in their organizations. Best Christian Workplaces is thrilled to support Christian-led organizations in their endeavor to set the standard as the best, most effective places to work in the world, serving as a light and a beacon for Jesus.”
Road to Flourishing is available through your preferred bookseller. You can download a sample chapter and learn more about the book at RoadtoFlourishing.com. Access other resources from Best Christian Workplaces at Workplaces.org.
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We equip and inspire Christian leaders to build an engaged, flourishing workplace. We believe that Christian-led workplaces can set the standard as the best, most effective places to work in the world. Our proven three-phase process of Discover, Build, and Grow takes the guesswork out of building a flourishing workplace culture. Best Christian Workplaces is organized as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and was founded in 2002.
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