Transformational Leaders And Its Impact On School Schools

1153 Words Mar 26th, 2016 5 Pages
Public school districts in Illinois are facing ever rising challenges from a lack of funding, a shortage of teachers, an ever increasing danger of traumatic events occurring on school grounds, a decline teacher moral, an increase in at-risk students, and others. During this difficult time it is imperative that the leaders of districts are providing their stakeholders the leadership necessary to move the district forward in educating all of its students. Transformational leaders are best suited to deal with the multiple and diverse challenges that face districts.
Transformational leadership was first introduced into our lexicon by James MacGregor Burns, a presidential biographer. Burns believed transformational leaders were leaders who
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This provides meaning and creates a sense of urgency which leads follower to commit deeply to the task at hand.
4. Idealized Influence represents the leader’s ability to be a role model for ethical behavior. Through the leaders ethical decision they build trust and respect with their followers.
These comments applied to transformational superintendents can be express in many ways. Below you will find a general application of the components for the school leaders.
Transformational leaders begin with the development of a vision for their district that provides a view of the future that will excite and convert potential followers.
Transformational leader must find a system that allows the district and stakeholders to move forward. This often involves embracing change and challenging the status qou. It is important to note that transformational leader will recognize that there will be failures and blind spots during the change process.
Transformational leaders are visible to their staff and will be present during the most difficult tasks. They embrace their role in making difficult decisions and standing up for those decisions publically. They make continued efforts to motivate their followers through their relationship with their followers. Their consistent commitment helps their follower during their most challenging experiences.
Transformational leaders know to balance their desire for outcomes that demonstrate progress
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