Words To Avoid If You Are A People-Focused Leader

I began my career as a power leader. I was trained in the corporate world to only care about short-term quarterly results, revenues and profits. For the first 20 years of my career, I found limited satisfaction in leading others. Thankfully, I’ve gone through a transformation in my leadership style and today I consider myself a servant leader.

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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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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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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

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.  We presented a webinar 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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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
Hey Momma, Who’s Talkin’ Now?

In our episode 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. 

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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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