SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Art Barter, owner and CEO of Datron World Communications, Inc., was recently named as one of the Trust Across America-Trust Around the World (TAA-TAW) Top Thought Leaders for 2017. The awards program, now in its 7th year, celebrates professionals who are transforming the way organizations do business.
Barter, who is also owner and CEO of the Servant Leadership Institute, is known globally as an advocate for servant leadership. Barter believes, “How we get results is more important than the results themselves.” To 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 took Datron’s traditional power-led model and turned it upside down, and together with his management team, began focusing on serving others. The result: an international radio manufacturer grew from a $10 million company to a $200 million company in six years and most recently announced a record contract for the company in the amount of $495 million dollars.
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. “All of our relationships with the people we serve revolve around trust,” Barter said.
For eight years TAA-TAW has been working with a team of cross-functional professionals to study, define and quantify organizational trust and trustworthiness. According to Barbara Kimmel, CEO and Cofounder, “The release of this year’s list coincides with the beginning of the 5th year of the formation of our Trust Alliance, a growing group of global professionals committed to learning together and advancing the cause of organizational trust.”
“I am truly honored to be recognized by Trust Across America,” said Barter. “Trust means everything as a leader; without trust you don’t have any creditability with those you lead.”
In 2015, Barter was recognized to be one of the Top 30 leaders named to the John C. Maxwell Leadership Awards.
About Trust America
Trust Across America-Trust Around the World™ www.trustacrossamerica.com is a program of Next Decade, Inc., an award-winning communications firm that has been unraveling and simplifying complex subjects for over 20 years. TAA-TAW helps organizations build trust through an abundance of resources and ever expanding tools. It also provides a framework for organizations to improve trustworthy practices, and showcases individuals and organizations exhibiting high levels of trust and integrity.
About Datron World Communications, Inc.
Datron World Communications Inc. www.datron.com delivers voice and data radio communication systems worldwide. The company’s offerings enable governments, security forces, and commercial users to establish and maintain critical voice, data, and video connectivity. Known for their ease of use and reliability, Datron’s products and systems are currently deployed in over 80 countries. Datron World Communications, Inc. was established in 1971 and is headquartered in San Diego, California, USA. For more information, visit: www.dtwc.com.
About Servant Leadership Institute
The Servant Leadership Institute (SLI) www.servantleadershipinstitute.com goes beyond theory; SLI helps people and organizations put servant leadership into practice. This leadership approach challenges us to build trust, actively listen, and add value. The institute’s resources include many field-tested publications, leadership development training programs, consulting and coaching services, and conferences and workshops.
To learn more about Art and the Servant Leadership Institute or to book Art for a future speaking opportunity or panel, go to: www.servantleadershipinstitute.com.