Servant Leadership Institute

Servant Leadership is a set of principles and practices that turn the traditional “power leadership” model upside down, creating higher performing people and a more caring world. As servant leaders, our purpose is to serve those who follow: to inspire and equip those we influence.

“Our goal is to challenge traditional perceptions of leadership and to teach a smarter way to lead that truly makes a difference in our world.”
– Art Barter, Founder and CEO

2017 Servant Leadership Conference is March 13-14.
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  • Art Barter, Founder, and CEO of The Servant Leadership Institute

    March 3, 2017

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    This week Richard and Joe welcomed Art Barter, founder, and CEO of the Servant Leadership Institute.

    In the first segment Richard and Joe welcomed Ryan Macaulay of Epic Sports to discuss their 13th Annual Desert Smash celebrity Pro-Am event taking place on Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 at the world-renowned Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage California.desert-smash-event-logo-blackDesert Smash brings the top ATP and WTA Tour Pro’s together to play for a day with Hollywood’s biggest stars raising funds for the event beneficiary, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actor Jon Hamm will host the 13th Annual Desert Smash!

    Art Barter photaArt Barter, founder, and CEO of The Servant Leadership Institute (SLI). Art is known globally as an advocate for servant leadership and believes, “How we get results is more important than the results themselves.”

    servant-leadership-logoTo teach people about the power of servant leadership, Barter started in his own backyard by rebuilding the culture of the manufacturing company he bought in 2004, Datron World Communications. Barter believes the most important measure of his companies’ success is how many people they have helped. Since the establishment of the Datron Charitable Fund in 2006, the employees of Datron and SLI have given over 900 grants in 47 different countries in addition to serving its customers around the world.

    “How we get results is more important than the results themselves.”

    The guiding principle behind servant leadership is that it is the leader’s responsibility to serve the interests of the employees and the community in which the company is surrounded, NOT the company’s fiscal best interests. By fostering these interests, the company and its employees grow in prosperity and social awareness. Many people view the idea of servant leadership as a method that will help restore the public’s faith in the business leaders of America. While the philosophy of servant leadership was first pioneered by Robert Greenleaf at AT&T back in 1968, Mr. Barter is working to make this innovative approach to management more widely used throughout the business world.

    Mr. Barter was named to 2017’s Top Thought Leaders by Trust Across America.

    On March 13-14 SLI will be hosting their 17th Servant Leadership Conference “The Music of Servant Leadership” at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. Art Barter has said, “Help your employees find the beat, then watch them dance.” Servant leadership is no quickstep. It’s like a waltz with dips and turns, a journey that takes patience and dedication. With inspiring speakers, interactive sessions, and a wide array of tools to equip you on your journey, you’ll leave this conference with pep in your step and a desire to lift those around you.

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  • Building Trust and Resolving Conflicts

    February 27, 2015
    This was the third and final segment of interviews with presenters from the 5th Annual Servant Leadership Institute’s National Conference. Richard first interviewed Steven M.R. Covey, who is one of the three keynote speakers of the conference. Mr. Covey has long been a thought leader on the topic of leadership. His book, The SPEED of ... Continue Reading
  • Leaders Who Change the World Through Service

    February 21, 2015
    This was the second part of the three part series on the Servant Leadership Institute’s 5th Annual Conference. Richard interviewed two of the keynote speakers, Ken Blanchard and Debbie Marriott Harrison. Mr. Blanchard has been at the forefront of molding American business leadership since 1979, when he and his wife founded, The Ken Blanchard Companies. Ms. ... Continue Reading
  • Leaders Who Prosper Through Serving

    February 14, 2015
    Richard had the pleasure to interview two of the presenters at the 5th Annual Servant Leadership Conference, Cheryl Bachelder and Scott Schimmel. Richard recently interviewed Ms. Bachelder, CEO Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. with his wife Mari, to discuss her views on the movement of servant leadership. In March of this year her book, Dare to ... Continue Reading
  • Sports Broadcaster Dick Enberg and Servant Leadership with Art Barter

    January 31, 2015
    Listen to Podcast of the Show The show featured two returning guests. First at bat was legendary sport’s broadcaster, Dick Enberg. While Richard and Joe have had the pleasure of discussing his career commentating on Wimbledon, basketball, baseball, boxing, horse racing events, golf, and the Olympic games, this show will focus of the play he penned ... Continue Reading
  • Servant Leadership Institute’s 2014 Fall Workshops

    October 9, 2014
    Art Barter returned to the show to discuss some of his upcoming events with Richard and Joe. The Servant Leadership Institute will be hosting three workshops this Fall. October 23rd: The Little Foxes: Engaging the Outliers. This workshop will focus on how to engage the small group of people in every community that undermine the goals ... Continue Reading
  • Servant Leadership in San Diego

    January 18, 2014
    The guiding principle behind servant leadership is that it is the leader’s responsibility to serve the interests of the employees and the community in which the company is surrounded. By serving its employees and the community, the company and its people grow in prosperity and social awareness. Art Barter is the CEO of the Servant Leadership ... Continue Reading
  • Serving Through Leadership with Art Barter

    May 16, 2013
    The guest was Art Barter, CEO of Datron World Communications, Inc. and the founder and CEO of the Servant Leadership Institute. In 2004 Mr. Barter purchased Datron World Communications, Inc., and served as the Vice President of Finance, and was able to implement a servant leadership style of management. The guiding principle behind servant leadership is ... Continue Reading