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Dov Baron Podcast- Servant leadership: 18 weeks to Organizational Transformation


"Our Guest today on this episode is Art Barter: 

Art is the creator of the Servant Leadership Institute (SLI). He created SLI as a vehicle to share his knowledge and to teach others how to inspire and equip those they influence."

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Want To Be Heard? Listening Is A Must!


The pigs are running the farm. So begins the story of Farmer Able. Everyone on his farm – people and animals alike – are downright downtrodden by him.

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15 Examples of How Charitable Giving Helped a Business Succeed


When Art Barter purchased Datron World Communications, Vista, Calif., in 2004, he made the conscious decision to help employees find the true meaning and purpose in their lives, professionally and personally.

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Focus on the Journey, Not the Destination


I am a monthly contributor to MoneyInc.com and in October, I wrote about my early leadership journey. The article, titled, “Beam Me Up Scotty,” talks about me being too focused on my own career — causing me to miss an opportunity to learn from my boss, who was a very quiet, humble servant leader. I was in my late 20s at the time and thought I was a good leader.  I want to share with you the difference between Art, the young leader of the past, and the leader I am today.


When Leaders “Try” Part 1


As a leader, what do your words reveal about your commitment?
When my kids were young, I was fully dedicated to my career. I had made it a higher priority than my own family and even my health. On weekends (well, Sundays, which was all the weekend I thought I could spare), all I wanted to do was spend time recovering mentally and physically from my hard work all week.

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Transform Your Organization with Servant Leadership



I’ve personally traveled all over the globe teaching servant leadership. My book, Leading With Others in Mind, is all about the nine qualities of a servant leader and how every organization can benefit from these practices.


Do Leaders Confuse Loyalty with Agreement?


I recently met a friend in town from the Midwest for coffee; we ended up talking about our experience on the board of a local company. Earlier in the year, I’d resigned from the board, but my friend continued to serve on it. Our discussion led to the company’s CEO, who my friend said confused loyalty with agreement.


Beam Me Up, Scotty! A Different Kind of Leadership


Any Star Trek fan knows this catchphrase was one Captain James T. Kirk of the Starship Enterprise used frequently to let his chief engineer Scotty know when he was ready to be transported back to the ship. If you recall, the transporter transformed the human body into matter to transport it through space and transform it back into the human body once on the ship.


When Leaders Don’t Extend Trust


The leader is not a trusting person.

Some years ago, I worked for the senior vice president and general manager of a company at which I was the head of finance. We were sitting in a staff meeting one day when he told us point blank, “I don’t trust you.” 


When Leaders ‘Try,’ Part 2


In June’s column, I shared about a mentoring session I experienced with a very wise leader. With my permission, she mentored me regarding the use of the word “try” in my leadership vocabulary. I must say, I was surprised by the power such a tiny word can have.

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Only 13 Percent of the U.S. Workforce Is Passionate About Jobs



A recent survey by Deloitte’s Center for the Edge reveals that although U.S. companies are projected to spend more than $100 billion on training and $1 billion on employee engagement in 2017, most workers are neither engaged in nor passionate about their jobs.


Do you have a recipe for employee engagement?


At the Servant Leadership Institute, we help leaders around the country change their leadership beliefs from the control model to the service model. All leaders have a common desire: to engage their employees at the highest level possible. Most realize that how they are leading today needs to change.