A Message from John

Dear friends and colleagues,

As part of my commitment to grow in service to you, I am proud and excited to share that I recently joined longstanding companions at Newton Consulting and that Serving Ventures has become the heart of Newton Institute’s Center for Serving Leadership. Allow me to share a few of the specifics, and then say a word about what this means for us all.

On January 6, 2015, I was named President of the Newton Institute (a subsidiary of Newton Consulting) and Director of the Center for Serving Leadership. Newton Consulting is a global consulting company that has systematically embedded The Serving Leader into its core operating principles, sharing our focus on values and on serving people and customers. I have felt deeply aligned with the company and with its founder Rick Newton, and recognized that together, we could do greater things. In this new role, I will continue to give leadership to our vision to spread the message and practice of Serving Leadership worldwide. The key impact of this change is the immense strength and deep values alignment we gain through the extraordinary team we have joined.

Our primary work – leading Serving Leader Cohorts in cities around the world, embedding Serving Leader Practices inside great companies, hosting the Annual Serving Leader Conference in Pittsburgh, Pa., and certifying Serving Leader Trainers – will be carried forward by the Center for Serving Leadership without interruption. In addition to these historical practices, the Center for Serving Leadership is now prepared to reach more cities with Serving Leader resources and to invest ourselves in more partners who share our passion for building a world-wide community of Serving Leader practitioners.

I look forward to hearing from you and to continuing our work together. Thank you so very much for the privilege of being your colleague!

John Stahl-Wert
President, Newton Institute
Director, Center for Serving Leadership


Engagement and your bottom line

Current research confirms that there is a global engagement deficit producing massive negative impacts on business ROI. The following statistics tell the story:

  • Engaged organizations grow profits 3X faster than their competitors. (Corporate Leadership Council)
  • Organizations with top-25% engagement scores enjoy a 2.6X greater earnings-per-share growth-rate. (Gallup)
  • 75% of leaders have no engagement plan. 90% say engagement impacts business success. (ACCOR)
  • Improving engagement levels can reduce staff turnover by 87%. (Corporate Leadership Council)

Turn things around!

Based on Dr. John Stahl-Wert’s internationally best-selling leadership books and tools, the Center for Serving Leadership offers a unique and comprehensive set of leadership training solutions that organizations report to be transformational in their results and practical to apply. Gain training certification in “The Serving Leaders Development Suite,” bring the Center for Serving Leadership to your organization, or start a Center for Serving Leadership Cohort for your city or town.

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