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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The Organizational Flow of Servant Leadership

My quest for servant leadership began when I realized my own corporate leaders lacked the ability to embrace their work as their worship. I heard these leaders speak of their faith, but I often witnessed my coworkers get hurt as a result of their actions. Oftentimes, they seemed ignorant about the business application of their faith. There just seemed to be a disconnect with exemplifying their faith within the constraints of their leadership role. I found myself trying to encourage my peers after leaders did little to support their individual work efforts, regardless of the outcome. I felt it more important to come alongside my peers and help them accomplish their goals, while I was being taunted by the same leader.

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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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