Reviews: "He has a servant's heart..." - Ken Blanchard

Passion and Commitment

 “I’m a big fan of Art Barter. He has a servant’s heart and talks from the heart with passion and commitment to help himself and everyone be the best they can be.” 

Ken Blanchard
The Ken Blanchard Companies
The One Minute Manager 

He Lives Servant Leadership

“Over the many years I’ve come to know Art, what I love most about him is that he not only teaches servant leadership, but he lives servant leadership.

“A compassionate and transparent speaker, Art has a knack for making the seemingly complex easy to understand. His transformational story about leading his organization for the sake of others renews confidence in leadership today.”

John C. Maxwell

Leadership Expert, Author and Speaker

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

He Gets Results

“Art Barter is one of the truly great servant leaders in the world. As one who gets results in a way that inspires trust, Art genuinely models what he teaches.”

Stephen M.R. Covey
Bestselling Author
The Speed of Trust
Smart Trust


“Art Barter is one of the most inspirational people you will ever  meet. Under his servant leadership model, Datron World Communications  grew from $10 million in business in 2004 to over $200 million in 2010.  In 2008, he founded the Servant Leadership Institute as part of the  Datron group of companies with a mission of developing servant leaders  that transform organizations, including ours. Art is not only generous  with his philanthropy but perhaps more importantly, he shares his wisdom  and sets the bar high for others to aspire to.”

Erich Foeckler
Donor Relations Officer
National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Energized, Catalyzed, Actualized!

“Mr. Barter is an incredible inspiration in our community. He is a  model servant leader and his support for the students of Vista Unified  School District has had a positive impact that will resonate for many  years in the future. Our leadership team has been energized by his talks  on servant leadership and he has catalyzed a shift that is helping us  to actualize our core values of respect, trust, and collaboration.”

Devin Vodicka, EdD
Former Superintendent Of Schools
Vista Unified School District

Values + Business = Success

“Art has been an inspiration to us at WD-40 Company for many  years. His concepts of servant leadership are embedded in our leadership  development efforts globally. He has given selflessly of his time to  the employees participating in our Leadership Laboratory series of  courses. His Servant Leadership Institute continues to give back to the  business community without a single thought of recompense. Art is the  embodiment of living one’s values while growing a phenomenally  successful business. Values and performance are not in contest with each  other. Art proves that values in leadership are the prerequisites for  business success. Thank you, Art, for all that you do, and all that you  are.”

Stan Sewitch
VP Global Organization Development
WD-40 Company