Posts tagged serve first
BACK TO SCHOOL AS A SERVANT LEADER

It’s back to school time, and whether or not you have children, you’re affected. Traffic gets more intense, stores are more crowded. If you have kids, you face schedule changes, struggling to get them up in the morning and another year of making sure they’re equipped to learn. For many people, it’s an achievement just having their kids physically prepared with clothing, shoes, backpacks and binders, notebooks, pens, and pencils. I know we don’t always think of it this way, but for the next several months, parents will be served by teachers, administrators, counselors, janitors and the “lunch lady.”

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An Overview of The Nine Behaviors

In this Episode, Carol Malinski, Director of Content and Curriculum for SLI goes through the 9 behaviors of a servant leader along with Robin Swift, President of SLI.  They define and elaborate each behavior with clarifying details outlining ways to integrate these behaviors into your daily life both at work and at home. We hope you enjoy this episode.  

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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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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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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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Hummingbird Wars

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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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.

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Caring for Your Culture

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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A Father’s Look at Servant Leadership

For our special Father's Day edition Bryan Malinski, our Digital Media Specialist, had a conversation with his Dad, Joie Malinski, about using servant leadership both in the work place and at home.  Joie gives his perspective on serving first, building trust, listening to understand, and demonstrating courage while being a father. This episode examines leadership through a father's lens.  We hope enjoy and Happy Father's Day!

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