Transformational Leadership

CIFA Keynote Speaker

As described in corporate circles, Transformational leadership is a style of evolving leadership where a leader works with great focus on the energies of the collective workforce of the subordinates to identify the much required change, creating a vision to guide the change through inspiration, and executing the change in tandem with the employees who are transformed as the committed members of the organization. Transformational leadership is a large canvas where a true leader, gives an opportunity to each individual color to be a part of the big picture.

In these workshops and seminars we focus to assist each individual from Top Down all employees to kindle their own leadership spark within and thus of their subordinates, peers, and associates, including vendors and other external human exchange. To understand the strengths and heroic qualities that are latent in each of us. To equip one and all with practical and powerful developmental activities and techniques that are customized to the requisite needs of the company and that which can help you to know yourself better and to work successfully with others. To help create a great value chain Eco-system of small and big leaders in mind, heart and actions, within the company. It is a space, where the inner completeness, the inner balance, and confidence in self and others, drives the leader to create more leaders. As widely known; “Leaders create followers, Good leaders create workers, Great leaders create more leaders.” It is a Leadership which helps companies to journey themselves from being only mind centric to being heart and mind centric with the right balance, enthusiasm, passion, inspiration and motivation.

So if you are heading a company, an institution, or a department in your organization, then step up to see this vision of a company filled with employees who are individual leaders in their own rights. And you will never need to have anxiety about the growth of the Company, Organization / Institution or its bottom line.

Every company, who wishes to reach the pinnacles of success has to strive to create leaders within their wings. As these are the very wings that shall help the Company or the Institution to soar the heights of success, goodness and credibility. Happy Leaders create Happy and Successful Companies and Institutions.




We share with you here some interesting insights into the origins of ‘Transformational Leadership’

The concept of transformational leadership was initially introduced by James V. Downton, the first to coin the term “Transformational leadership”, a concept further developed by leadership expert and presidential biographer James MacGregor Burns. According to Burns, transformational leadership can be seen when “leaders and followers make each other advance to a higher level of morality and motivation.” Through the strength of their vision and personality, transformational leaders are able to inspire followers to change expectations, perceptions, and motivations to work towards common goals. Unlike in the transactional approach, it is not based on a “give and take” relationship, but on the leader’s personality, traits and ability to make a change through example, articulation of an energizing vision and challenging goals. Transforming leaders are idealized in the sense that they are a moral exemplar of working towards the benefit of the team, organization and/or community. Burns theorized that transforming and transactional leadership were mutually exclusive styles. Later, researcher Bernard M. Bass expanded upon Burns’ original ideas to develop what is today referred to as Bass’ Transformational Leadership Theory. According to Bass, transformational leadership can be defined based on the impact that it has on followers. Transformational leaders, Bass suggested, garner trust, respect, and admiration from their followers.

Bernard M. Bass (1985), extended the work of Burns (1978) by explaining the psychological mechanisms that underlie transforming and transactional leadership. Bass introduced the term “transformational” in place of “transforming.” Bass added to the initial concepts of Burns (1978) to help explain how transformational leadership could be measured, as well as how it impacts follower motivation and performance. The extent to which a leader is transformational, is measured first, in terms of his influence on the followers. The followers of such a leader feel trust, admiration, loyalty and respect for the leader and because of the qualities of the transformational leader are willing to work harder than originally expected. These outcomes occur because the transformational leader offers followers something more than just working for self-gain; they provide followers with an inspiring mission and vision and give them an identity. The leader transforms and motivates followers through his or her idealized influence, intellectual stimulation and individual consideration and compassion. In addition, this leader encourages followers to come up with new and unique ways to challenge the status quo and to alter the environment to support being successful. Finally, in contrast to Burns, Bass suggested that leadership can simultaneously display both transformational and transactional leadership.

And this last key as a Transformational Leader is turned around in our workshops to become an Inspirational Leader to one and all, for the larger growth and good of the organization and all involved in the external tapestry of life.

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