Servant Leadership



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Agile Manifesto



In 2001, the Agile Manifesto suggested a different model to managers regarding what it means to deliver effectively. It reflected  Robert K. Greenleaf’s 1970 essay “The Servant as Leader” where leaders, instead of prioritising their own agendas and objectives, they focus on meeting the needs of the organisation through first supporting their teams to succeed. When the team succeeds, the servant leader succeeds.

Agile Manifesto & Guardrails

"Build [your products] around motivated individuals. Give them the environment and support they need, and trust them to get the job done."

Key Stats for servant leadership


more likely to work to the best of their abilities in a servant leadership environment [2]


higher job satisfaction [3]


higher job performance [4]


higher customer service quality [4]


greater employee retention [4]


company value over 5 years by transforming from a traditional model of leadership to a servant leadership model [4]

Experts' advice on servant leadership


Encouraging Team Work

How do you help members of the team to be mutually committed to the goals and to each other?


1. Gomez, A. L (2022) What is servant leadership and how can it empower your team? Online at:

2. Beheshti, N. (2019) 10 timely statistics about the connection between employee engagement and wellbeing. Online at:

3. Hasanuddin, B., Mustainah, M., &  Buntuang, P.  (2021) The influence of servant leadership on job satisfaction with individual character as a moderating variable. Problems and Perspectives in Management, 19(1), 445-455.

4. Schwantes, M. (2016) 10 Compelling Reasons Servant Leadership May Be the Best, Says ScienceServant leadership is a powerhouse leadership style that will transform your culture and impact your bottom line.

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