Posts in Servant Leadership
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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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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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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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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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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Employee Engagement: Facing New Challenges in Serving

SHRM recently published an article called "the Big Issues Facing HR." Listen as we interveiw Melissa Budvarson, Employee Engagement Manager for SLI and Datron World Communications. Melissa will share her perspective on these issues facing human resources.  Enjoy!

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