Books by Art Barter

The Art of Servant Leadership II: How You Get Results Is More Important Than the Results Themselves

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Not many industry revolutions begin with a typical married couple who risk everything to do something they've never done before. But that is exactly what Art and Lori Barter did in 2004 when they purchased Datron World Communications. The husband and wife knew everything about the power of strong values and the lack of values in modern corporations, but nothing about running a large-scale business that was -- at the time -- losing money. It was a test of faith and perseverance unlike any other. Everything from financial security to spiritual fulfillment was on the line.  

The Art of Servant Leadership II instructs modern business leaders on how to transform their businesses to servant-led organizations that prioritize integrity over profitability and never-ending quests to accumulate power. By integrating the servant-led paradigm into their inner lives and professional thinking, today's leaders can revolutionize heartless corporate strategies that reward the few at the expense of the many. Today, Datron World Communications is a multimillion-dollar, multicultural, international company with customers in more than eighty countries. That success is the result of the lessons taught in this publication and proof that serving others with compassion and humility brings unprecedented rewards. Purchase the newest publications from Art Barter's books. 

The Servant Leadership Journal: An 18 Week Journey to Transform You and Your Organization

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Servant leadership is a form of leadership that turns the traditional organization chart upside down; the leader exists to serve the people he leads. In The Servant Leadership Journal, author and servant leadership implementer Art Barter teaches nine behaviors necessary to grow into a servant leader. Through the journaling process, these behaviors will change your mindset about leading in your personal life and your organization. You can join us on this journey by changing your leadership behaviors—reaping rewards you never thought possible. 

There are four distinct steps that are key to effective journaling: Educate yourself on the meaning of each behavior. Understand where you are with each behavior. Be courageous to see the real you. Apply what you are learning to your life. What specific areas do you want to improve? Reflect by recording the results of your journey. Let’s change that old, worn out saying, “Walk the talk” to “Behave your talk.TM ” Show others you are serious about becoming a different type of leader—one who can be trusted to act the same way you talk. 

Farmer Able: A Fable about Servant Leadership Transforming Organizations and People from the Inside Out

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If you’re looking to develop a new and profoundly satisfying leadership style, one that advocates serving others and creating ethical, engaging workplaces and innovative environments, this book will set you on your way. If you are tired of “business as usual,” this lively story will get you thinking about how to inspire your employees and produce better results.

Through Farmer Able, Art Barter challenges us to seek not just success, but significance in our careers. The story is deceptively simple and yet it will cause you to think deeply about the way you have been leading and how you want to lead in the future. This is a book you’ll want to share with your entire team. To quote one of our endorsers, “you can read it in an afternoon but the conversations it inspires will last for weeks.”

Art Barter, Co-Author


Servant Leadership In Action: How You Can Achieve Great Relationships and Results, edited by Ken Blanchard & Renee Broadwell

Servant leaders lead by serving their people, not by exalting themselves. This collection features forty-four renowned servant leadership experts and practitioners--prominent business executives, bestselling authors, and respected spiritual leaders--who offer advice and tools for implementing this proven, but for some still radical, leadership model. 

Books featuring Art Barter


The Art of Servant Leadership: Designing Your Organization for the Sake of Others by Tony Baron

The Art of Servant Leadership provides a prophetic voice in overcoming the craziness within business and a guidebook on how any public or private company can achieve its true purpose in this world. Interwoven with the principles of servant leadership is a story of how one CEO, Art Barter, transformed his international communications company to exist for the sake of others. 


Dare To Serve: How To Drive Superior Results By Serving Others by Cheryl Bachelder

Dare to Serve shows that servant leadership is challenging and tough minded – a daring path.  Cheryl A. Bachelder served as CEO of Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen, Inc., from 2007 to 2017.  Bachelder takes you first-hand through the transformation of Popeyes to show leaders at any level can become a dare to serve leader.  


Good Leaders Ask Great Questions: Your Foundation For Successful Leadership by John C. Maxwell

 Good Leaders Ask Great Questions: Your Foundation for Successful Leadership Kindle Edition. John C. Maxwell, America's #1 leadership authority, has mastered the art of asking questions, using them to learn and grow, connect with people, challenge himself, improve his team, and develop better ideas.