Transformational Leadership Characteristics

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Characteristic of Transformational Leadership Diaz-Saenz (2011) described that more than 30 years, transformational leadership has been the one of the most studied and debated within the field of leadership. This term was first stated by Dowton (1973), after that James Mac Gregor Burns (1978) tried to link the role of leadership and followership, and stated that transformational leadership is quite different with transactional leadership, because it is contrary with followers’ need. Burns explained the differences about transactional and transformational leadership, he explained that transactional leadership is focus on exchanges that happen between leaders and followers, the employees got what they achieved. Manager who give promotion after…show more content…
He described that transformational leadership and transactional leadership is a single continuum rather than independent. There are seven factors of transformational leadership according to Bass’s model, divided into three parts: 1. transformational factors: idealized influence, inspirational motivation, intellectual stimulation and individualized consideration, 2. transactional parts: contingent reward and constructive transactions, management by exception and active & passive also corrective transactions, 3. non leadership factor: laissez-faire. Idealized…show more content…
Articulations a clear view of the future and make followers see meaning in their work. Making sure of each follower’s role in the fulfillment of the shared vision, make them part of organization culture and environment, also display optimism and enthusiasm. Leader in organization perhaps encounter emotional resistance to change from some of the followers. An example is sales manager who give motivation to his team through encouraging talks and share to them that all of them is having a major role in achieving the sales goal. The hard part of the leaders is to make the followers see what they will become in the future; despite of current conditions which have fierce full competition, even if they look to the company financial report, the real situation is not
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