What does it mean to be a transformational leader?

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Simon Sinek – How Great Leaders Inspire Action

James MacGregor Burns first used the term transformational leadership in 1978 to describe a process in which “leaders and followers help each other to advance to a higher level of morale and motivation.”

Transformational leaders inspire and motivate us to elevate our performance, to go after our dreams and become our best selves. Transformational leaders are authentic; they are visionaries who will challenge their team to take ownership not just for themselves, but for the entire group. Transformational leaders empower those around them.

– See more at: http://quickbase.intuit.com/blog/2013/03/13/4-steps-to-becoming-a-transformational-leader/#sthash.QcjahxRz.dpuf

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One thought on “What does it mean to be a transformational leader?

  1. Love the topic on transformational leaders! I worked for a large global investment bank, where most of the workplace was senior-level management (VPs and above). Out of 100 per se managers, maybe 10 of them were truly transformational, the rest were just perilous or plain toxic to the culture, which therefore translated into high levels of turnover and complete job dissatisfaction. While the company itself was great, this LOB needed a few miracles! I too have goals of pursuing a similar wave path. While I work in Talent Acquisition now with global companies (as clients), I do not work for one in particular, which I think would be more of a value-add! Also, employee selection is key, but once they get through the door, my job nowadays comes to an end- I want to focus on talent retention, intercompany and departments conflict resolution, and T&D. Hope all is well!

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