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Is servant leadership still possible when scaling up?

Being a servant leader is not related to the size of the team you are leading. Personally, I see it as a philosophy rather than a leadership style. I was having an interesting discussion about business value with one of our heads of engineering when he asked me, "If business value is about producing user value, then what is our purpose in the company? We're not delivering anything directly to our members, so how do we become valuable to the business?" And I replied, "We don't deliver anything to the users, but our job is to enable, help and serve other people in order to deliver that business value."

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Being a servant leader is not related to the size of the team you are leading. Personally, I see it as a philosophy rather than a leadership style. I was having an interesting discussion about business value with one of our heads of engineering when he asked me, "If business value is about producing user value, then what is our purpose in the company? We're not delivering anything directly to our members, so how do we become valuable to the business?" And I replied, "We don't deliver anything to the users, but our job is to enable, help and serve other people in order to deliver that business value."
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