Posts tagged success
The Simplicity of Servant Leadership

How can something be simple and complex at the same time? We humans tend to think that for something to be worthwhile or impactful, it must be complex or monumental in scope. In reality, small things can be just as impactful, especially when they’re the catalyst for some larger outcome. If we begin by making small behavioral changes over time, we have a change in mindset. 

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Success vs. Significance

We’ve all either seen it or been around it. The people who walk into the room, dressed to impress, with that extra bounce in their step. They look the right way, accessorized with a bit of flash, shoulders back and feet square. They are trying to lean into every conversation, being present but not saying much. They have their business card ready to hand out and plenty of firm handshakes to distribute. These people are the picture of success, and they want everyone to know they have it all together.

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The Return is in the Turns

I heard something great the other day from cultural thought leader Erwin McManus that really resonated with me in relation to life and business: “the return is in the turns.” As we navigate through our lives at work and home, we have a vision — a path or a direction we expect things to go. But this statement challenged me to reflect and realize that many growth opportunities and the beauty of life come as that vision of a straight line is hit with bends and turns, causing us to navigate the changes.

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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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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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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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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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The Power of Investing in Others

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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Ready to Launch: The Servant Leadership Journal

In 2015, Art Barter wrote Farmer Able, a story to get you thinking about how to inspire your employees and produce better results. Now it’s time for some leadership introspection as you consider the nine behaviors necessary to grow into a servant leader, as outlined in The Servant Leadership Journal.

 

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Collaboration the Servant Leadership Way

Listen as Robin Swift, President of SLI, and Carol Malinski, Head of Content & Curriculum at SLI, talk on the importance of collaboration within an organization and how Servant Leadership helps foster new trusting bonds integral for a good collaborative work environment.

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