Navigating Change

One thing we all have learned is that change is constant. How we navigate change can determine the type of leader we are. Navigating change has been a topic that my husband David and I have focused on for the last year as we have recently merged our careers to join together in running the family construction management business established by his father over 30 years ago. To many this sounds crazy to live and work together, but for us this was a calling. 

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Cassie Onori
Servants and Servant Leaders

I learned something at a Greenleaf Conference ten years ago that made an impression on me. The conference was held at a big hotel. Out in front there was a bellman who was especially good at welcoming hotel guests as they arrived at the entrance. He had a great smile, greeted everyone cheerfully, and helped guests with their luggage. He answered questions, provided information, and gave directions to the hotel check-in. He made the guest experience very pleasant.

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Servant Leadership Institute Webinar: How to Give and Receive Feedback

If you missed our live complimentary webinar don't worry, we have the recap video. 

Feedback is a gift. When we receive it, our self-knowledge expands. When we give it, it’s an opportunity to show our teams we genuinely care about them. This webinar will answer questions about what’s required to receive feedback and some specific steps to give feedback. Art Barter, SLI founder and CEO, discusses the power of giving and receiving ongoing feedback in a servant-led culture.

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Part II: Compassion, Character, Competence Tips, for building a servant leadership environment of trust.

In part I, we introduced three questions followers should answer about their leaders: Do you care about me? Do I trust you? Can you help me? “Yes” answers mean the leader has compassion, character and competence — three keys to succeeding with servant leadership. Now, here are some tips to help get those “yesses.”

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Three Servant Leadership “C’s”: Compassion, Character and Competence Part I

I vividly remember sitting across from my leader some years ago, discussing an error I had made in my work. It was accidental, but I should have caught it and didn’t — and the information needed to be accurate to make a good decision. He asked, "What do you think happens when you make errors like this?” As I experienced a horrible feeling in the pit of my stomach, I replied, “Your trust in me is shaken. Now I need to work to gain your trust back.” He didn’t disagree.

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Humility in Leadership with Peter Mulinge

We met today's guest many years ago at one of our servant leadership workshops here in Carlsbad, CA. Peter Mulinge, is the CEO of the Africa Servant Leadership Development Institute, and President of Transitional Leadership Development. He is a trainer, coach and workshop facilitator. Peter’s passion is to train leaders to be excellent performers. Listen as he explains his introduction to servant leadership, how he is trying to integrate servant leadership into the fabric of Kenyan culture, as well why he values humility in leadership.  We are so happy to have Peter on our podcast channel. We hope this episode adds value to you. Enjoy!

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Serving with "TA - DA"

What does my “Ta-Da” story have to do with leadership? It struck me this morning as I started my day that we all have the opportunity each and every day to do “Ta-Da” work. What would your boss think if you walked into his/her office and slid your completed report, project or spreadsheet into the inbox with a resounding “Ta-Da”?

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2018 Servant Leadership Conference Featured Speaker: Vicki Floyd Clark

Back by popular demand, we are proud to announce that Vicki Floyd Clark will be returning to the #SLC18SanDiego stage.  Vicki was an attendee favorite at our 2017 servant leadership conference "The Music of Servant Leadership." We are excited to see the impact Vicki will make in 2018 as she helps attendees navigate through the servant leadership landscape.  Her enthusiasm and drive to help people is truly inspiring, and we couldn't be more excited to have her grace our speaker roster for another year.  

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Hummingbird Wars: The Struggle for Power

On a recent afternoon, I watched something fascinating from my kitchen window. We have a hummingbird feeder in our backyard. I received the feeder as a gift from my mother-in-law and for years, I felt it was just one more thing I had to take care of. She even gives me the nectar; all I have to do is pour it in and clean it out. But for some reason, I just wasn’t interested in it till I witnessed the following drama unfold.

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Servant Leadership Webinar: How to be an Adaptable Leader

Our newest complimentary webinar "How to be an Adaptable Servant Leader". Art Barter, SLI founder and CEO, will discuss challenges leaders face and how you can meet them as a servant leader.  In any leadership role, you need to know how to "bob and weave" through difficult situations. Art talks about the importance of staying honest with your people about what is happening with the organization all the while trying to never let them see you sweat. Enjoy!

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Robin Swift
The Power of Story with Carol Malinski

In This episode, Carol Malinski and Bryan Malinski walk you through the SLI implementation Guide: The Power of Story, How to Promote a Culture of Servant Leadership through Storytelling.  They discuss the importance of telling stories within your organization and how story can help building identity, illustrate values, and inspire people within your organization.  If you are a servant leader, make sure you are using storytelling as the great tool it has the potential to be for you.  Enjoy!

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Robin Swift
SLI Podcast: The Power of Investing in Others w/ Ted Owen and Art Barter

Inthis episode our founder and CEO Art Barter sits down with the President and CEO of the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce, Ted Owen, to discuss how he with his team has built and maintained such a successful chamber.  Listen as Ted and Art share about the power of adding value to others and meeting people where they are when serving them.  This podcast is full of amazing insight and reflection.  Enjoy!

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SLI Podcast: Caring for Your Culture with Art Barter, Robin Swift, and Bryan Malinski

n this episode, we build from last week's conversation on accountability, and go into a discussion based around caring and maintaining your servant leadership culture at work.  Listen as SLI Founder & CEO Art Barter, SLI President Robin Swift, and Digital Media specialist Bryan Malinski talk about hiring in a servant led organization, building a trusting work environment and maintaining strong bonds with those you work with.

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