Servant leadership

I went to a software testing conference a few years back, there were lots of interesting speakers on various subjects around software testing as you would expect, but the one topic that really struct a cord with me was not specifically about software testing, it was about leadership.

At this point I had been a Test Manager for around 5 years so I thought I knew all about managing and leading. Due to this is was in 2 minds as to whether I was going to go to this talk, I mulled it over and thought what have I got to lose so I went along. After the talk had finished I was pretty blown away by the concepts of a team leader being a servant for their team.

After I got back home I did some of my own research on servant leadership and ended up presenting the presentation below to a group of leaders at my place of work at the time:

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