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Transformational Leadership. Description  New form of leadership identified in 1980.  One third of all leadership research is now on this form.  Transformational.

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1 Transformational Leadership

2 Description  New form of leadership identified in  One third of all leadership research is now on this form.  Transformational leadership fits the needs of today’s work groups who want to be inspired and empowered to succeed in times of uncertainty.

3 Description  “transformational leadership is a process that changes people.”  It is mainly concerned with emotions, values, ethics, and long term goals.  Includes assessing followers’ motives, satisfying needs, and treating them as full human beings.

4 Description  Involves an exceptional form of influence that moves followers to accomplish more than what is expected of them.  Uses charisma and vision to motivate.

5 Definition  Transformational leadership does not involve traditional power.  Followers are motivated by the cause and simply guided by the leader.  The followers need the leader because they represent the cause.

6 Defined  Transformational leadership is the process whereby a person engages with others and creates a connection that raises the level of motivation and morality in both the leader and the follower.  Helps both reach their full potential and go through a change.  Hitler would not fit this definition as he did not raise morality.

7 Transformational Leaders Characteristics 1. Intellectual Stimulation  They encourage followers to challenge norms and find new and better ways to accomplish tasks.  Encourage creativity

8 Transformational Leaders Characteristics 2. Individualized Consideration  Offer support to followers  Listen to and encourage contributions from followers.  Gives recognition to followers for achievement.

9 Transformational Leaders Characteristics 3. Inspirational Motivation  Transformational leaders have a clear vision that they are able to articulate to followers.  These leaders are also able to help followers experience the same passion and motivation to fulfill these goals.

10 Transformational Leaders Characteristics 4. Idealized Influence– The transformational leader serves as a role model for followers.  Because followers trust and respect the leader, they emulate this individual and internalize his or her ideals.

11 Transformational Model – Kouzes and Posner  Developed the fundamental practices that enable leaders to get extraordinary things done.  Model the Way  Inspire a shared vision  Challenge the process  Enable others to act  Encourage the heart

12 Transformational Leadership Fundamental Practices Model the Way  Clear about their own values and philosophy  Set a personal example an example for others by their own behaviour.

13 Transformational Leadership Fundamental Practices Inspire a Shared Vision  Visions guide people’s behaviour.  They are able to visualize a better future  Leaders challenge others to transcend the status quo to do something for others.

14 Transformational Leadership Fundamental Practices Challenge the Process  Willing to step into the unknown  Take risks and try new things to make things better.  Learn from mistakes as they go

15 Transformational Leadership Fundamental Practices Enable Others to Act  Builds trust, teamwork and collaboration with followers  They create environments where people can feel good about their work and how it contributes to the greater community or cause.

16 Transformational Leadership Fundamental Practices Encourage the Heart  Reward followers and show appreciation  Creates a collective identity and community spirit  This model is not about personality, it is about practice.

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