The author focus on the dilema to be a good Scrum Master or a great Scrum Master so you will find frequently with this kind of comparison. For instance:
“A good ScrumMaster is wary of influencing the team. A great ScrumMaster can act normally and know the team will still make their own decisions”
Extracted by the book.
The following statements were extracted by the book
“Being a great servant-leader calls for a certain set of characteristics:
They are creative in removing impediments to productivity
They are passionate about helping others be effective
They are diplomacy personified
They have a reputation for integrity both within the team and in the wider organisation.
They are prepared top promote counter-culture
They generate enthusiasm and energy in others
They enjoy helping both individual and teams develop and grow
They are sensitive to those around them
They break the old status quo and help create a new way of working
All of this got the acronym RE-TRAINED that the author uses several times in the book.
This is a value paragraph:
“A ScrumMaster is much more of an enabler than a doer. ScrumMasters are there, first and foremost, to help people do what they need to do. Great ScrumMasters have a strong paternalistic streak—they enjoy helping their teams and the organisations they operate in develop and fulfil their potential.
Enablers take great pleasure in watching a team who were once accustomed to being told what to do and how to do it, start to take ownership of their work and deliver exceptional results into the bargain. It’s also great to see customers take advantage of the opportunities available to them in Scrum and build extremely successful products very quickly.”
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