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The Project Leadership Coin

The traditional project approach has three core roles - the Customer, the Project Manager, and the Project Team. Similarly, Scrum has three roles - the Product Owner (PO), the Development Team, and the ScrumMaster.

It’s easy to see that the Customer and the Product Owner map rather nicely, since both have the money and the business need. Also the Project Team and the Development Team map nicely, since they are the people who have the skills to create the product needed by the business. 

The last one is a bit trickier. It’s easy to think that they map nicely, too. But they really map only in the goal of that role - both roles want the project to succeed. But other than that, they are the two opposite sides of the “project leadership coin”.

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Servant Leadership as I understand it

There seems to be a perception that a "servant leader" equates closely to the classic image of Jeeves, the british gentleman servant, or something alike.

My perception is quite different.

Servant

I'm going to start with the first word first. This may be a little badly chosen word, at least in English (I don't know about the translations to other languages). A better word might be "service", "serving", or "host" (as suggested by some).

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