Characteristics Of Transformational Leadership

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Leadership is an important concept to consider when evaluating the role of effective management in business. Effective managers will display good leadership ability. Leadership is defined as “the ability to influence people to set aside their personal concerns and support a larger agenda" (Baldwin 311). There are varying ways of using influence to move others to action, with no certain pathway guaranteeing success in effectively executing a leadership role. There are, however, numerous traits and characteristics that have been found to be important in contributing to the effectiveness of a leader. These traits and characteristics include: “intelligence, dominance, sociability, self-monitoring, high energy, self-confidence, tolerance…show more content…
Transactional leadership focuses on tasks, and the positive relationship between the leader and follower. Transformational leadership seeks to satisfy higher emotional needs and provide intellectual stimulation (Baldwin 322). The Situational Leadership Style self-assessment explores the relationship between the leader and follower. The situational assessment indicated that I score high on in the “participating/facilitating” spectrum. This style has a greater focus on the relationship between the leader and follower, and is less task oriented. The manager focuses more on motivation and understanding why an employee is underperforming, and utilizes praise and understanding in attempt to push the employee to the desired outcome (Hersey &…show more content…
Attempt to make assignment changes within designated rank every 3-5 years. Implementation: Apply for applicable position openings within the Department; take appropriate examinations when available. Professional Development: Seek out a mentor within the Department of rank Sergeant or above; continually review Department General Orders, Rules and Regulations, and the Department Collective Bargaining Agreement; enroll in available department training; seek additional outside training opportunity through organizations such as the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETS), the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), the Department of Homeland Security, and The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., (CALEA®) and other law enforcement related organizations. Join and actively participate in a professional organization such as the National of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), or The International Association of Women Police (IAWP). Complete graduate coursework that may be necessitated for future
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