Upside Down Leadership with Don Janssen

August 2, 2018

Welcome to the Servant Leadership Institute Podcast.  In this episode we enjoyed having Don Janssen back in the studio.  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.  Listen in as Robin Swift, President of SLI and Carol Malinski, Content Director talk with Don about the book, his purpose in writing it and his journey to bring servant leadership into his team at the zoo. Throughout the book, Don tells stories of the zoo while giving us leadership lessons that are sure to inspire. You can purchase Upside Down Leadership at  

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Servant Leadership in Kenya with Peter Mulinge

May 25, 2018

We were privileged recently to have Peter Mulinge back in the studio.  Peter is a great friend of SLI and is the president of Transitional Leadership Development.  He is also a doctoral student in Gonzaga University’s servant leadership program.  Peter will tell us about his work in bringing servant leadership to his native country of Kenya and also share what he feels are two key tests of servant leadership, humility and patience.  Sit back and absorb his passion!

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Discussing The Art of Servant Leadership II with Art Barter

May 18, 2018

Hello everyone and welcome back to the Servant Leadership Institute Podcast.  This week SLI celebrated the launch of a new book called The Art of Servant Leadership II written by our founder and CEO, Art Barter.  As part of our launch activities, we presented a webinar featuring Art explaining some of the material presented in his new book.  This webinar, hosted by Weaving Influence, is packed with leadership wisdom from a man who has successfully implemented servant leadership and built thriving organizations focused on serving others first. Enjoy!

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Sitting in with Ken Blanchard

May 7, 2018

Join SLI president Robin Swift and Carol Malinski, SLI Director of Content as we listen to Ken Blanchard’s teaching at our 2018 Servant Leadership Conference.  Ken has been a contributor to our servant leadership conferences every year and there is always so much to learn from this world renowned teacher, author and Chief Spiritual Officer of the Ken Blanchard companies.  We know you will enjoy Ken’s wit and wisdom as he teaches us about servant leadership and calls us to action.  And we hope we can add value as we do the “color commentary” along the way.


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Manufacturing a Servant Led Environment

April 26, 2018

In this episode you’ll meet Tina Flores.  Tina is Director of Manufacturing at Datron World Communications and another one of our mid-level leaders using a servant leadership approach in an area of the business that must consistently achieve tangible results.  How Tina’s group achieves results is grounded in servant leadership.  You’ll benefit from hearing her story of integrating servant leadership to build a strong team – or as Tina would say, “a family”.



Servant Leading from the Middle

March 29, 2018

Our episode today is about leading from the middle.  Who is that guy or gal in the middle? He or she walks a balance beam between the senior leader and the individual contributor. In many companies he performs tasks, manages daily activities, and leads all at the same time. Often times, they are the communicator of good and bad news.  We will chat today about the nature of leading from the middle as a servant leader, how you can effect change wherever you are in the organization, and offer some tips on how to elevate your leadership as you serve from the middle.  Enjoy!


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Hey Momma, Who’s Talkin’ Now? How to Communicate with Your Children

March 23, 2018

In our episode this week 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.  You’ll be intrigued by their real life examples of working to bring up children who have the tools to effectively communicate, make wise decisions and live their values.  We think you’ll enjoy this podcast we are calling “Hey Momma, Who’s Talkin’ Now? How to Communicate with Your Children.”


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Gaining Alignment Through Good Communication

March 15, 2018

In this episode we welcome Art Barter back to the microphone to talk servant leadership from the CEO’s perspective.  Joining Art is Carol Malinski, SLI’s Director of Content and Curriculum.  Art is Founder and CEO of SLI and Owner and CEO of Datron World Communications.  The topic is “How to get Managers and front line Employees aligned with company goals through communication” and was suggested by one of our listeners.  Art will share with Carol the process behind assuring everyone in the organization understands where the company is going and how they are going to get there.  Drawing from his new book, The Art of Servant Leadership II, Art entertains and informs on the vital subject of communication and alignment as a servant leader.

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Building a Legacy of Servant Leadership with David & Sara Suter

February 5, 2018

In this podcast, you will have the double pleasure of hearing from two corporate level leaders who are making a difference through servant leadership. David and Sara Suter are two leaders who have worked to incorporate servant leadership into the fabric of who they are and the family they have built both at work and home. You will be intrigued by the way they are taking servant leadership principles and making them come to life in their home and workplace.


Peak Performance Under Pressure with Bill Driscoll

January 19, 2018

For this episode we have a special guest.  Bill Driscoll is a Navy Flying Ace, Former TOPGUN Instructor, and Author.  You may have seen Bill at our annual servant leadership conferences facilitating workshops.  He has a vast amount of experience in leadership and has a tremendous heart to serve others.  Enjoy!


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