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
'Servant Leadership - Elevates Performance' Linked-In discussion -"agile coaching group