Empowering Performance Through Servant Leadership

This session is focused around leading your teammates toward success over managing them off a cliff.

Most of us who have had the pleasure of coaching a scrum team have adopted the mindset of servant leadership. But what about directors and middle management?!

Do you have teammates reporting to you who work on Scrum teams that you’re not part of?

Do you report to a manager that might as well be on another planet?

If you answered YES to either of these questions, this session is for you. We’ll talk through the shift of leading over managing and how we can use the framework of the retrospective as a tool to bridge gaps, manage performance and promote transparency. Whether you’re in a position of leadership or individual contribution, the values and mechanisms we review can be brought back to your organization.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

Setting the Stage (5 minutes)

  • Introduction of speaker
  • Elevator pitch
  • Objective

Conceptualization (15 minutes)

  • What is Servant Leadership and why should we embrace it?
  • The value of psychological safety
  • Success stories

Operationalization (15 minutes)

  • Actual examples and techniques
  • Audience contribution

Conclusion (10 minutes)

  • Helpful tips
  • Q & A

Learning Outcome

-Identify the value of Servant Leadership over Command and Control behaviors

-Understanding of psychological safety and it’s impact on performance and relationships

-Ability to adopt and/or introduce and influence others to adopt the principles of Servant Leadership

 

Target Audience

Coaches, Managers and Leaders

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