The Scrum Master as a Servant Leader

In her nice little book about how to become a great scrum master, Zuzana Šochová, sumarizes what a servant leader is.

Servant Leader Skills

Scrum Master is a leadership role. One of the aims of the Scrum Master is to make others work better, by focussing not only on one Scrum team but on the overall organisation.

It´s about “putting your team first, and yourself second

Improve your Scrum Master Skills

These are the skills of a servant leader

  • Listening to others
  • Empathy
  • Healing Releationsships
  • Awareness and self-awareness
  • Persuasion
  • Conceptualisation (keep the bigger picture in mind)
  • Foresight (link lessons from the past with current state and future decisions)
  • Stewardship (being open and serve others)
  • Commitment to the growth of others
  • Building a community

And one more trick: “stay only one step ahead at a time


The Great ScrumMaster: #ScrumMasterWay by Zuzana Šochová

This blog is a digital memory for me. I store nuggets of information, ideas and resources on these pages so that I can access and share them easily at any time, from everywhere. I always felt a strong passion for continuous improvement and that is why I am now super happy to be a professional Scrum Master. Scrum, Kanban, Agile Project Management, Coaching, Learning and Self Management are my passions and that is also what my blog is about ...

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