Thursday, April 12, 2007

Servant Leadership and Chanakya

The servant leadership, a type of leadership development coined by Robert GreenLeaf is one which is referred the most in Scrum community. The Scrum Master is supposed to be a servant leader. Recently, while I was going through Wikipedia, I came to know that, servant leadreship is not a new concept and this concept existed even as early as 4th century. Chanakya or Kautilya, strategic thinker in India has advocated this concept in his books. As per Chankaya
the king[leader] shall consider as good, not what pleases himself but what pleases his subjects [followers]". He argued that "the king [leader] is a paid servant and enjoys the resources of the state together with the people"

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