Open Your Eyes

Open your eyes. For the past couple months, I’ve had that sentence — or should I say “command” — enter my thoughts. Open your eyes! For some reason, I’m being asked to turn my attention to the more basic components of life. Not my cell phone or the internet and its wonders. My thoughts are reminding me of the blue of the sky, the contrast of the green hills that make up the skyline where I walk my dogs or the funny looks babies can manufacture with their little faces.

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Workshop Spotlight: Results-Driven Servant Leadership

One of the huge misconceptions about servant leadership is that practitioners are laser focused on being “nice,” creating workplaces where correction is frowned upon and goals and positive results are an afterthought. Nothing could be further from the truth. Results are important at servant-led companies — but the difference is how they are achieved.

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SLI Webinar Invite: Mentoring Moments with Art Barter

Our next complimentary webinar is called Mentoring Moments with Art Barter. Art will provide a short lesson on servant leadership implementation, answer your questions on leadership topics such as how to confront as a servant leader and share real-life examples of problem-solving as a servant leader. Make plans to join us on Thursday, July 26 at 11 a.m. PST.  

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Spotlight on Workshops: Community of Practice

The solution for this group was to form a Community of Practice. It is designed so you can have a servant leadership training program that is self-sufficient. It begins with a cohort of leaders, who after receiving some initial servant leadership training from the Servant Leadership Institute; commit themselves to learn about and practice servant leadership behaviors.

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Discussing The Art of Servant Leadership II with Art Barter

Hello everyone and welcome back to the Servant Leadership Institute Podcast.  This week SLI celebrated the launch of a new book called The Art of Servant Leadership II written by our founder and CEO, Art Barter.  As part of our launch activities, we presented a webinar featuring Art explaining some of the material presented in his new book.  This webinar, hosted by Weaving Influence, is packed with leadership wisdom from a man who has successfully implemented servant leadership and built thriving organizations focused on serving others first. Enjoy!

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To Lead While Serving Requires Intentionality and Heart Change

In today’s workplace, leadership failures are being exposed through high employee turnover, decreased workplace morale and an overall climate of disengaged employees. Today’s employees understand their worth and rightly demand better treatment at work. If high employee turnover and low employee engagement are an indication, employees have shown that a different leadership approach is needed.

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SERVANT LEADERSHIP TRANSFORMS

A call center, at peak times, had an average customer wait time of 8 minutes 15 seconds and a call abandonment rate of 48%. The call center manager repeatedly requested additional staff. The CEO felt the manager was doing a poor job, so the staff was not well trained or motivated. A consultant was hired to “document that the department is mismanaged and the manager is lazy.”

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Servant Leadership Institute Podcast: Manufacturing a Servant Led Environment

In this episode you’ll meet Tina Flores.  Tina is Director of Manufacturing at Datron World Communications and another one of our mid-level leaders using a servant leadership approach in an area of the business that must consistently achieve tangible results.  How Tina’s group achieves results is grounded in servant leadership.  You’ll benefit from hearing her story of integrating servant leadership to build a strong team – or as Tina would say, “a family”.

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Cassie Onori
Podcast: Hey Momma, Who’s Talkin’ Now? How to Communicate with Your Children

In our episode this week we welcome back two of our servant leadership team members who are also Mommas working to live as servant leaders 24/7. Join Lisa Courtemache and Cassie Onori as they talk about the joys and challenges of raising servant leader kids.  They will share about having intentional communication with their children, asking open ended questions and listening to understand.  You’ll be intrigued by their real life examples of working to bring up children who have the tools to effectively communicate, make wise decisions and live their values.  We think you’ll enjoy this podcast we are calling “Hey Momma, Who’s Talkin’ Now? How to Communicate with Your Children.”

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3 Ways to Increase Trust

Every organization we speak to expresses the need for trust in its operation. Best-selling author, Stephen M.R. Covey teaches that when trust is low in an organization, everything moves slower and costs more. He also notes that when trust is high, everything moves faster and costs less. Anyone who has ever spent time thinking about the flow of an organization’s business has seen this is action.

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Gaining Alignment Through Good Communication

In this episode we welcome Art Barter back to the microphone to talk servant leadership from the CEO’s perspective.  Joining Art is Carol Malinski, SLI’s Director of Content and Curriculum.  Art is Founder and CEO of SLI and Owner and CEO of Datron World Communications.  The topic is “How to get Managers and front line Employees aligned with company goals through communication” and was suggested by one of our listeners.  Art will share with Carol the process behind assuring everyone in the organization understands where the company is going and how they are going to get there.  Drawing from his new book, The Art of Servant Leadership II, Art entertains and informs on the vital subject of communication and alignment as a servant leader.

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