Servant Leadership Institute Podcast
Helping Others Fulfill Their Potential with Scott Paradis & Art Barter

Helping Others Fulfill Their Potential with Scott Paradis & Art Barter

June 22, 2021

The Servant Leadership Institute Podcast is back with an incredible interview with Scott Paradis, author and servant leader. Listen as Scott and Art Barter discuss the cycle of leadership through their many, powerful experiences. Scott has dedicated his life to finding and sharing truth, an important aspect of leadership. Through his time with the United States Army and beyond, Scott has learned many valuable lessons he has graciously shared with us today. Don't forget a notepad, you'll want to take notes during this one!

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Scott F. Paradis is a student of life and seeker of ultimate truth. Believing only once something is made simple can we truly understand, he intends to discern, distill and leverage the fundamentals of enduring wisdom. A native of New Hampshire, Scott concluded a 30+ year career with the United States Army retiring at the rank of colonel. In addition to assignments stateside in Europe and the Middle East he served as a Congressional Fellow with the United States Senate and as a National Security Fellow with the Kennedy School at Harvard University. He holds a Master of Science from Central Michigan University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Hampshire. Scott lives with his wife of 34 years "Lisa" in Eagle River, Alaska. A fitness enthusiast he enjoys traveling, outdoor adventures and exploring the backcountry with his 90-pound golden-doodle Rusty. Scott is currently working on his 10th book (a political thriller "Capitol Crimes") and has produced and published multiple audio and audio-visual training programs.

Developing Leadership with Civil Disagreements: A Conversation with Joel Manby & Art Barter

Developing Leadership with Civil Disagreements: A Conversation with Joel Manby & Art Barter

March 1, 2021

What an exciting episode we have for you today! Art Barter interviews Joel Manby, the former CEO of SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment who made a huge cultural impact during a critical time in the theme parks' history. These two transformative leaders discuss the importance of listening to understand, and the concepts behind civil disagreements. They discuss the implementation and integration of servant led cultures, and the unconscious fear and humility that leaders might experience while developing their new leadership. This episode is truly inspiring - we hope it adds value to your day!

More about Joel Manby:

Drawing on 25+ years of CEO experience of major corporations, Manby wrote “Love Works”, which integrates “love the verb” into an organization’s leadership ethos and philosophy. Love Works has sold over 100,000 copies, and a new expanded version was released in March 2020. Previously, Joel was Chief Executive Officer of SeaWorld and served as CEO of Herschend Enterprises. Additionally, Joel spent 20 years in general management in the auto industry. Joel is currently the non-executive Chairman of Orange, In addition, Joel consults and speaks on “Love Works”, crisis leadership lessons and other leadership topics. To learn more about Joel Manby and "Love Works," please visit his website: 

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Saving Face with Art Barter & Maya Hu-Chan

Saving Face with Art Barter & Maya Hu-Chan

November 20, 2020

In this episode, Art Barter interviews Maya Hu-Chan, author of Saving Face: How to Preserve Dignity and Build Trust.

Face is the new social currency of our time. Face represents one’s self-esteem, self-worth, identity, reputation, status, pride, and dignity. The more face you have, the easier and faster you can get things done. “Saving face” is a universal concept that enables you to connect with people, break down barriers, and build trust and long-term relationships. When the phrase “it’s not about the money” is used, the real issue is often about face. Join Art and Maya as they discuss these concepts and so much more. Get a notebook; you'll want to take notes!

Maya Hu-Chan is a globally recognized speaker, author, leadership consultant, and ICF Master Certified Coach. She specializes in global leadership, cross-cultural management, and diversity and inclusion.

Maya partners with organizations to build leadership capabilities to enable profound growth and change, aligned with business and personal goals. Ranked Top 8 Global Solutions Thinkers by Thinkers50World Top 30 Leadership Gurus, and Top 100 Thought Leaders in Management & Leadership, Maya has worked with thousands of leaders from major corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations throughout the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Australia. Harvard Business School chose her book, Global Leadership: The Next Generation, to be their Working Knowledge book. She is a columnist for Her most recent book, Saving Face: How to Preserve Dignity and Build Trust (Berrett-Koehler Publishers), explores the nuances of working with people across cultures and diverse backgrounds through the universal concepts of saving, losing, and honoring “face.” Maya lives in San Diego, California, with her husband and their triplets. She enjoys yoga, hiking, and traveling.

Win a copy of Saving Face: How to Preserve Dignity and Build Trust! Click here to enter to win a copy of Maya's book. Two lucky winners will be drawn December 4th. 

The Importance of Values in Business

The Importance of Values in Business

September 14, 2020

Art Barter is joined by David & Sara Suter from Consolidated Building Systems, Inc. Join these inspiring leaders as they talk about servant leadership during Covid-19, and how the practice has benefited not only their employees, but their customers. 

Founded by Lou Suter in 1986, CBSI (Consolidated Building Systems, Inc.) has spent the last 30 years redefining excellence in construction management, relocation planning and the mobilization of resources. Joined by his son David Suter in 1998, the duo have created lasting relationships utilizing servant leadership in their day-to-day operations. CBSI specializes in construction management, relocation planning, project management, facilities planning, and so much more.

For more information about CBSI, visit their website here!

Leading & Following at Any Age

Leading & Following at Any Age

September 1, 2020

There are currently five generations in the workforce, all with very different backgrounds. The millennials have risen through social media, and the baby boomers' work ethic is as strong as ever. We sat down with three different generations to talk about the similarities and differences between the different age groups. We discuss corporate company culture, and how its evolved throughout the years. Join Olivia, Lisa and Carol as they consider the new age of technology and how communication between generations matured passed stereotypes. 

For a free handout summarizing this episode with Tips for Success with a Multi-Generational Organization, click here!

The Epilogue from the Art of Servant Leadership II Book Series with Art Barter

The Epilogue from the Art of Servant Leadership II Book Series with Art Barter

August 23, 2020

In this episode, we talk with Art Barter about the final chapter in his book: The Art of Servant Leadership II: the Epilogue. Carol and Art discuss what legacy means to them and evaluate the importance of adding value to individuals. As they reflect on 25 years of friendship and service, these influential leaders recount the ways in which servant leadership has enriched their lives. This episode is as nostalgic as it is informative. Enjoy!

We are happy to announce that We’re happy to announce that the SLI Podcast has been recognized as #1 on Feedspot’s Top 30 Servant Leadership Podcasts To Follow in 2020!

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Introducing Equip to Serve: 100 Ways to Help the Ones You Lead

Introducing Equip to Serve: 100 Ways to Help the Ones You Lead

August 11, 2020

The Servant Leadership Institute is PROUD to announce our new book: Equip to Serve: 100 Ways to Help the Ones You Lead. Listen as our authors Art Barter and Carol Malinski speak with our host Lisa Keith, about their beginnings with servant leadership and why they decided this book was important. 

People frequently ask us “How do we ‘do’ servant leadership?” The scenarios depicted in Equip to Serve answer that question. It’s a practical, hands on resource, meant to equip you to lead as a servant leader. In this book, we offer you the chance to read, reflect, and make your own notes regarding steps you can take to make these ideas come to life and add value to your work environment or home.

For more information about the book, visit

Available to purchase at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. 

Team Chemistry (It’s Not Just a Sports Thing)

Team Chemistry (It’s Not Just a Sports Thing)

July 21, 2020

We are so pleased to present this episode today. We are joined by author and speaker Mike Robbins to talk about the importance of team chemistry. CEO and founder of Servant Leadership Institute, Art Barter speaks with Mike as they touch on the inevitable "sweaty palm conversations" and the necessity for a culture of inclusivity and respect.

Mike is an expert in teamwork, leadership, and emotional intelligence. He is a member of the National Speakers Association and is one of less than 10% of the professional speakers in the world to have earned the prestigious Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation. Prior to his speaking, writing, and consulting career, Mike was drafted by the New York Yankees out of high school. He turned the Yankees down and instead chose to play baseball at Stanford University, where he pitched in the College World Series. He was drafted by the Kansas City Royals out of Stanford and played three seasons of professional baseball in the Royals organization before arm injuries ended his playing career while still in the minor leagues. His fifth book, We're All in This Together: Creating a Team Culture of High Performance, Trust, and Belonging, was just released in April.

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Thank you for allowing us to add value to your day. Keep serving others!

Myths We Tell Ourselves About Leadership - Part Two

Myths We Tell Ourselves About Leadership - Part Two

July 14, 2020

Today we return to our conversation with Don Janssen about the different myths surrounding leadership. Through servant leadership behaviors, Carol and Don discuss how these myths have been altered and perceived by many.  Don is the retired corporate director of animal health for the world renowned San Diego Zoo and the Safari Park.  Don led a team of veterinarians, nutritionists, technicians and hospital keepers seeing to the health of more than 7,000 animals.  Don is a passionate servant leader and also the author of a brand new book called Upside Down Leadership.

For a summary of the myths discussed in part one and two, click here!

Learning to Pivot: Leadership in the Chamber

Learning to Pivot: Leadership in the Chamber

July 7, 2020

In this episode, Art Barter speaks with President & CEO of the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce, Bret Schanzenbach. Bret has spent the last 12 years working in the chamber industry, spending time at both the Vista and Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce, both located in Southern California. Bret tells us about exciting, new programs being put in place to help businesses during Covid-19, and how individuals can get involved. Join Bret and Art as they discuss family, the effects of Covid-19 and the recent protests, and steps we can take together as a community to rise above uncertainty. To learn more about Bret or the Carlsbad Chamber, please visit

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