Assessing Transformational Leadership

749 WordsJan 11, 20183 Pages
Assessing Transformational Leadership Introduction Transformational leaders have the ability to transform organizations and energize them to attain higher levels of accomplishment than they would have ever been able to attain under transactional or authoritarian leadership. It is often said a manager is what one does and a leader is who one is (Den, Deanne, Belschak, 2012). There are many constructs and frameworks that are designed to quantify the relative levels of transformational leadership that individuals have (Carless, Wearing, Mann, 2000) (Nazari, Emami, 2012). The intent of this analysis is to benchmark leadership skills relative to a peer's perceptions of seven core transformational attributes as defined by Carless, Wearing and Mann (2000). Analysis of Transformational Skills One of the most influential bases of comparing the relative maturation of managers as they progress from being transactional to transformational is their series of strengths and abilities in four key areas. These include idealized influence, individualized consideration, inspirational motivation and intellectual stimulation (Moors, 2012). These four aspects frame the key attributes and unique characteristics of transformational leaders and also underscore the relatively high level of Emotional Intelligence (EI) they also have as well. The ability of transformational leaders make change last in their organizations is predicated on how well they orchestrate strategies across the entire
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