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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Three Servant Leadership “C’s”: 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.

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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 Conference 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.

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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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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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