A Step Beyond Servant Leadership
The pervasive leadership model was created as a step beyond the servant leadership model explicitly endorsed in The Scrum Guide and valued by agile practitioners in general. Servant leadership was created by Robert K. Greenleaf in his foundational essay, “The Servant as Leader,” in 1969. The servant leadership model has value as an agility supporting model. However, it can sometimes be more of a power-over model than is helpful in agility aspiring organizations. Pervasive leadership is structured to support a stronger distribution of authority and broader high-accountability functioning. The three basic principles are shown below.
More Depth on Pervasive Leadership
Below are resources Azure Gate is developing and making publicly available as we test and evolve the pervasive leadership model.