Servant Leadership - Elevates Performance

October 06, 2017
Servant leadership is an age-old concept, a term used to suggest that a leader’s primary role is to serve others, especially employees. While traditional leadership generally involves the accumulation and exercise of power by one at the “top of the pyramid,” servant leadership is different. The servant-leader shares power, puts the needs of others first and helps people develop and perform as highly as possible. In fact Servant leadership is a blend and balance between leader and servant. Its an attitude leading to A path of high performance.
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What Is Servant Leadership? » Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership

While servant leadership is a timeless concept, the phrase “servant leadership” was coined by Robert K. Greenleaf in The Servant as Leader, an essay that he first published in 1970. In that essay, Greenleaf said: The Servant as Leader book cover“The servant-leader is servant first… It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead. That person is sharply different from one who is leader first, perhaps because of the need to assuage an unusual power drive or to acquire material possessions…The leader-first and the servant-first are two extreme types. Between them there are shadings and blends that are part of the infinite variety of human nature.

Servant leadership: A path to high performance - Washington Post

Many people believe great leaders are charismatic, have a commanding presence, are visionary and educated at elite schools. Almost all of the leaders of the high-performing companies that I studied had none of those traits. Instead, they are what I call servant leaders.

Ten Principles of Servant Leadership - Butler University

Why Isn't Servant Leadership More Prevalent? - Forbes

With servant leadership, a leader’s primary role is to serve employees. Everyone from Lao-Tzu to Max De Pree thinks this a wonderful model. Why, then, is this style so rare among CEOs?

A servant leader is one who:

Advocates of Servant Leadership » Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership

Scrum Master: Servant Leadership in Practice

Behind the name is a role, and a pattern of duties and responsibilities. The name "Scrum Master" represents a pattern known as Servant Leadership.

Be a Servant Leader for Your Agile Team

"Team members need to know that we’re looking out for their best interests as well as the companies values and goals. While many who read this blog are in the Agile coach demographic, this even applies to you as well. Empathy and relationship-building should never be overlooked as a key component to getting a tough job done well. These couple of articles have inspired us to continue to build meaningful relationships beyond the work."

Servant Leadership, Trust, And Team Performance

Until recently, high quality empirical work to demonstrate the real value of servant leadership has been limited. But I’m glad to report that a new study of 191 financial service teams and 999 total p

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