Four Keys to Creating a Healthy Staff Culture featuring Bryan and Shannon Miles

Episode #321
April 21, 2017
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Podcast Episode #321

Staff culture is important for healthy churches. Today, we talk with Bryan and Shannon Miles who lead the #1 staff culture in the U.S. according to Entrepreneur magazine.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • “You can’t ask others to do things you’re not willing to do as the leader.”
  • “As a leader, you can’t force or create a policy that you’re not willing to live and die by as well.”
  • “Not everyone carries the same vision for the church that you do.”
  • Sometimes we take leadership so seriously that we don’t have any fun.

The four keys for healthy staff culture we discuss on the episode are:

  1. Lead by example
  2. Invest in your culture
  3. Share common values
  4. Focus on the people

About Bryan & Shannon Miles and BELAY

Bryan Miles is CEO & Co-founder of BELAY. Bryan (alongside his wife, Shannon) lead a US-based virtual solutions company that has over 550 people on payroll … all working from home, virtually. Additionally, his company has been named to the Inc 500 list in both 2015 and 2016.
BELAY provides business-grade virtual services such as assistants, bookkeepers, copywriters, and webmasters – to leaders and fast-paced organizations and churches across the country. Their robust selection of services allows your organization to scale when and where you need it most.

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