The Four I's Transformational Leadership : Rebuilding Walls

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THE FOUR I’S OF TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP: REBUILDING WALLS Aubrey Malphurs, in his book Being Leaders, posited a transformational leadership that values gifted leaders, advocates high moral standards, sees the importance of an organization’s mission and vision, encourages people not only to think for themselves but also to think creatively, listens to people, and gives attention to and mentors followers. Leadership is regarded as the art of motivating and empowering others to pursue goals that are fulfilling to leaders and beneficial to the organization or community to which they belong. Bruce Avolio asserts that transformational leadership causes leaders to raise the level of identification, moral maturity, and perspective of those they lead. Over time, they develop their followers into leaders. They broaden and enlarge the interests of those they lead. Their shadows are much deeper and longer in terms of their effects on others, and by and large they are very positive shadows over time. A biblical example of transformational leadership is seen in the shadows of the direction tendered by Nehemiah traversing difficult conditions, serving to challenge the children of Israel to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem, eventually leading them to reorder their spiritual, social, and economic life. Nehemiah’s successful endeavor firmly established him as a dynamic spiritual leader. Good integrity, compassion, prayer, and selflessness characterized his leadership and created

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