What Makes a Good Leader? Ep. 1: Serving First

August 25, 2017

We are starting a new series called "What Makes a Good Leader?" where we will investigate what traits, behaviors and practices a good leader needs.  We start this series off defining what a leader is.  Later, we have a look into SLI's first servant leadership behavior "serving first" and the importance of self development.  Enjoy!


The Power of Story with Carol Malinski

August 17, 2017

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.  If you are a servant leader, make sure you are using storytelling as the great tool it has the potential to be for you.  Enjoy!


The Power of Investing in Others w/ Ted Owen & Art Barter

August 9, 2017

In  this 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!


Caring for Your Culture with Art Barter, Robin Swift, and Bryan Malinski

July 28, 2017

In this episode, we build from last week's conversation on accountability, and go into a discussion based around caring and maintaining your servant leadership culture at work.  Listen as SLI Founder & CEO Art Barter, SLI President Robin Swift, and Digital Media specialist Bryan Malinski talk about hiring in a servant led organization, building a trusting work environment and maintaining strong bonds with those you work with.  An organization's culture is fragile and needs constant attention. We hope you enjoy this episode. It's the longest podcast to date!


Accountability with Art Barter, Robin Swift and Bryan Malinski

July 21, 2017

In this Episode, the team addresses the complex topic of accountability.  Art Barter gives his insight as a high level influencer in how leaders should create, and maintain a proper culture of accountabilty. As the episode goes on, we establish that good healthy accountability is only achievable through building trusting relationships with employees, and living your values everyday. It's also noted that leaders shouldn't simply talk, they must live their transformation through their behavior. "It's not about what you say, it's about what you do." - Art Barter. 


Let us know how helpful this Podcast was for you by email us at info@servantleadershipinstitute.com


Servant Leadership Webinar: Little Foxes, Engaging the Outliers

July 7, 2017

If you haven't listened to our past webinar on "Little Foxes", here's your chance.  Do you work with individuals who seem to be on board with the practice of servant leadership but really do not support this culture change? Art Barter, SLI founder and CEO, will introduce you to “The Little Foxes,” our name for those who repeatedly undermine what we are trying to accomplish as servant leaders.


Let us know how helpful this Podcast was for you by email us at info@servantleadershipinstitute.com.  And please feel free to share this with a friend or co-worker.


Employee Engagement: Facing New Challenges in Serving with Melissa Budvarson & Carol Malinski

June 23, 2017

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!


A Father’s Look at Servant Leadership: Bryan Malinski & Joie Malinski

June 16, 2017

For our special Father's Day edition Bryan Malinski, our Digital Media Specialist, had a conversation with his Dad, Joie Malinski, about using servant leadership both in the work place and at home.  Joie gives his perspective on serving first, building trust, listening to understand, and demonstrating courage while being a father. This episode examines leadership through a father's lens.  We hope enjoy and Happy Father's Day!


What is Servant Leadership w/ Bryan Malinski & Carol Malinski

June 12, 2017

Listen as Bryan Malinski, Digital media supervisor for the Institute, and Carol Malinski, our director of content and curriculum walk you through our "Servant Leadership 101" implementation guide, defining what servant leadership is, what it isn't, and outline the 9 behaviors of a servant leader.  Please share this with someone you feel could use this information. Enjoy!


What is Servant Leadership?

Servant Leadership is a set of behaviors and practices that turn the traditional "power leadership" model upside down; instead of the people working to serve the leader, the leader exists to serve the people. When leaders serve first, they unlock purpose and ingenuity in those around them, creating higher performing and happier employees. As servant leaders our purpose si to inpire and equip those we influence. 


Roger Gillespie: Intentionality and Transparency Part 2

June 2, 2017

This is the second installment of a conversation with Roger Gillespie, Datron World Communications employee and servant leader.  Roger will draw from his experience to share about servant leadership results through new behaviors and accountability.  He illustrates the importance of accountability through the creative use of system tools and processes. Listen and enjoy!