Agile needs servant leadership, but what does this really mean? Surely it’s more than T shaped individuals helping others with their work, and Scrum Masters clearing blockers for the team? How can you be both a servant and a leader at the same time?
This session is a free dress rehearsal for a 90 minute workshop that will be run at both Agile In The City and Agile Cymru in June / July 2016. It will introduce you to the key elements of servant leadership practice through discussion and practical exercises, and encourage you to spread servant leadership to others through practicing it yourself.
Gez Smith is a Certified Scrum Master and Certified Scrum Professional who has been working with agile for over 10 years, for clients including 10 Downing Street, the BBC Trust, Lloyds Banking Group and Glastonbury Festival. After two years postgraduate research into agile at Bristol University, from the perspectives of strategy, organisational change, leadership and marketing, in early 2016 he published his second book, titled ‘Agile Marketing: The Incomplete Guide’.