How To Cultivate A Climate Of Appreciation with General Warner [Podcast]

Cultivating a Culture of Team Appreciation

The Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast brings you interviews from leaders across the theological spectrum of the global Church. Our goal is to bring you thought-provoking interviews that encourage you, challenge you, and help you build, run, and keep great teams.

In today's episode of the Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast, Phanuel Roxas, client relations associate, talks with Brig. Gen. David B. Warner, Executive Director of Officers' Christian Fellowship in Denver, Colorado.



Brig. Gen. David B. Warner, USAF (Ret.), and his wife, Lori, are the Executive Director couple of Officers’ Christian Fellowship. They assumed the position in August 2010, after retiring a month earlier from the United States Air Force out of Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. He is currently serving on the board of the Christian Service Charities, and as an advisory council mentor for Faith Comes By Hearing. David and Lori live in Monument, Colorado, and have two married daughters, Brittney (Andrew) and Ashley (Chris). In their spare time, David and Lori enjoy spending time with their four grandkids. He writes regularly on the Officers' Christian Fellowship website.

General Warner talks with Phanuel about:

  • Cultivating a climate of appreciation and trust in your organization
  • The importance of transparency as a leader
  • How to gracefully lead in a season of trauma or hurt
  • Intentionality and the significance of spending time with people and investing in their growth

 General David B. Warner


Brig. Gen. David B. Warner, USAF (Ret.)

Guest Links: General David B. Warner

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Quotes from General Warner: 

Trust your people. Build in them. Invest in them. Twitter Blue Logo Click to Tweet

Set the climate where people are appreciated for who they are and what they bring. Tweet: Don't despise small beginnings. @wvanderbloemen via @VanderbloemenSG #Vandercast #CultureWins

Your best commodity is your time. People respond when you spend time on them. Tweet: Culture isn't just about having fun. @wvanderbloemen via @VanderbloemenSG #Vandercast #CultureWins 

The opportunity to invest in people's lives is a great opportunity leaders have. They should never take that for granted. Tweet: Being together can glue your culture together. @wvanderbloemen via @VanderbloemenSG #Vandercast #CultureWins

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