Transformational Leadership

April 3, 2009

Transformational Leadership

John A Fallone, Traininguru

John A Fallone, Traininguru

When an organizational culture adopts transformational leadership, Senior Management will more readily connect with employees; assist them in aligning their work in terms of the organization’s overall objectives—resulting in dramatically improved employee commitment, motivation, and significantly increased participation.

Transformational Leaders:

  1. Display convictions, take stands and appeal to followers on an emotional level
  2. Have a clear set of values, are role models, articulate a vision that is appealing and inspiring to followers; challenge followers with high standards; communicate optimism about future goal attainment and provides meaning for the task at hand.

  3. Challenge assumptions, takes risks and solicit follower’s ideas.
  4. Attend to each follower’s needs, act as a mentor or coach to the follower and listen to the follower’s concerns and needs. This also encompasses the need to respect and celebrate the individual contribution that each follower can make to the team

Innovation & Transformational Leadership:

Transformational Leaders stimulate and encourage creativity and initiative in their followers. The vision of a Transformational Leader fosters a climate where it is more than merely safe to contribute ideas; rather, new ideas and their expression are supported.

More on this topic in a future posting…


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