References Journals Bass, B. M. (1990). From transactional to transformational leadership: Learning to share the vision. Organizational Dynamics, 8, 19-31.
Transformational Nursing Leadership INTRODUCTION Leadership is a process. The leader uses influence to inspire others toward a common goal. There are different types of leadership such as autocratic, democratic, and laissez-faire. One leadership theory is transformational leadership. A transformational leader is defined as “a leader who is committed to a vision that empowers others” (Kelly, 2012). A transactional leader is focused on day to day operations and is more task oriented. I will explore what it takes to become a transformational leader and what part they play at the organizational level. I will discuss an ethical issue, which my nurse manager assisted me with as a new registered nurse. I will research the concept of power in relation to nursing leadership. There are certain attributes a transformational leader exhibits and are required to have in order to be a successful leader. A transformational leader has many skills and attributes. They are developed through mentorship and mastered by experience. A transformational leader creates a work environment that empowers others to advance their skills and abilities. This empowerment leads to a successful and highly functioning team, that works toward a common goal for the patients, families, co-workers, and organization as a whole. To be an effective leader it is important to balance both transactional and transformational leadership styles.
Leadership is the process by which a person exerts influence over other people and inspires, motivates, and directs their activities to help achieve group or organizational goals (Jones & George, 2009, p. 415). A leadership theory is a discipline that focuses on finding out what makes successful leaders excel in
Burns’ views of transforming leadership in comparison to Bass’ share concepts but offer slightly different views. They both recognize leadership as a relationship. Burns (1978) relates the transforming leadership relationship to lifting both leaders and followers together, while Bass (1990) relates leadership to the inspiration or positive motivation of followers. Burns (1978) wrote about transforming leadership as “occurs when one or more persons engage with others in such a way that leaders and followers raise one another to higher levels of motivation and morality” (p.20). This implies that both the leader and the follower can be changed by their interaction with each other. Bass (1990) wrote: “leaders broaden and elevate the interest of their employees, when they generate awareness and acceptance of the purpose and mission of the group, and when they stir their employees to look beyond their own self-interest for the good of the group” (p.13). There is a group dynamic but the onus is on the leader’s action to create the impact. Like a platoon leader trying to save all his men in a combat area, or a CEO trying to save a struggling business- motivated for the good of all is when transformation leadership can arise. It can transform average followers into the best versions of themselves motivated to do extraordinary things.
Transformational Leadership Transformational leadership has been perhaps the most popular and widely studied leadership theory within the past 30 years (McCleskey, 2014). In 1978, James MacGregor Burns defined transformational leaders. Burns noted that these leaders “raise[s] the followers’ level of consciousness about the importance and value of desired outcomes and the methods of reaching those outcomes” (McCleskey, 2014, p. 120). Transformational leaders influence their subordinates by motivating them emotionally; they care about subordinates and want
Transformational Leadership Transformational leadership is described as a person who has the ability to make followers into leaders and promote change (Roussel & Swansburg, 2009). Transformational leadership encourages staff empowerment (Roussel & Swansburg, 2009). It is thought that if staff feels empowered then they will work harder by collaborating with each other instead
As I take a moment to reflect on my time here, I have learned that I have traits of a Transformational Leader but that I also have room for improvement. I have highlighted areas in where I felt I needed the most improvement to become the Transformational Leader that I aspire to be. For the next three to five years, I plan to implement these changes to improve the way that I utilize the Elements of Adaptability, The Who, Stakes and Situation, Impact on Work Center Climate, and Ethical Behavior concepts. Understanding and effectively implementing these changes will make me a better leader for my subordinates, peers, and supervisors.
As the newly appointed interim City Treasurer for the City of Norfolk, the rebuilding of the department would be a daunting but necessary task, which would entail: reclaiming of employee morale and the reestablishment of the public’s trust. The following outline provides proposals for the reorganization of the Office of the Treasurer; it also specifies intentions to further develop leadership, communication, accountability, transparency, and motivation. Altogether the organizational concepts will additionally demonstrate respect for the department’s organizational culture. Furthermore, as the interim City Treasurer, it would be necessary first to understand the outlined roles and duties of a City Treasurer. Furthermore, both formal and informal
Week 5 Discussion: Leader Member Exchange Theory and Transformational Leadership Post by Day 3 your explanation of the strengths and weaknesses of the dyadic relationship in LMX Theory. Explain the impact these strengths and weaknesses might have on leadership. Compare LMX Theory to Transformational Leadership. Explain the relationship between the characteristics of LMX Theory and Transformational Leadership. Provide an example from your experience or one from the Learning Resources that supports your response.
I have been requested to lead a Task Force to include myself and hospital staff, community leaders, and law enforcement. With the recent death of two intoxicated inmates and jail overcrowding, law enforcement are now giving arrestees an option of being transported to our local emergency room or to be taken to jail. Prior to the two inmates’ death, our hospital’s emergency room has not been involved with the issue of overcrowding jail cells. With this new implementation, our hospital and staff members have expressed concerns that we would like addressed. To resolve this conflict, I propose that we identify and analyze the underlying factors that have caused the change, for each of us to offer ideas to modify and change the current situation,
I personally choose to use transformational leadership as my style of leadership with the staff that I work with. There are many approaches I can use to implement this style, as well as many ways that I can share my leadership vision for leading in the healthcare environment. This leadership vision is influenced by previous leaders in my career, and a current leader today. By evaluating my strengths and limitations, I am able to evaluate opportunities for leadership and professional growth.
Background During the past three decades, transformational leadership has helped to transform the workforce. The need for this type of inspirational style was recognized and explored in an original work called Leadership by James Macgregor Burns (1978). Burns believed that transformational leadership was a collaborative process that served to raise the morals and motivations of everyone involved (Leadership, 1978, 19). This type of leader works to inspire others with a goal or plan for the future. According the Marquis and Huston (2015) one of the key aspects of this style is the ability to empower others
Transformational leadership. Burns (1978) is recognized as one of the earliest theorist on transformational leadership, who introduced transformational leadership over 30 years ago. Transformational leaders are perceived as leaders who uplift their employee morale, subsequently uplifting the entire organizational. Transformational leaders are known by their capacity to inspire followers to forgo self-interests in achieving superior results for the organization (Clawson, 2006). Avolio and Yammarino (2002) shared Bass’s explanation of transformational leadership as leaders who act as agents of change that stimulate, and transform followers’ attitudes, beliefs, and motivate from lower to higher level of arousal.
Executive Summary of “Transformative Leadership: Achieving Unparalleled Excellence” For , MGT 3110 February 6, 2015 Abstract This paper summarizes the article written by Cam Caldwell, Rolf D. Dixon, Larry A. Floyd, Joe Chaudoin, Johnathan Post, and Gaynor Cheokas regarding the need for a new type of leadership in today’s social work environment, defined as Transformative leadership. The article itself varies in the definition, however in a broad sense Transformative leadership is maintaining good moral standing and sound business ethics among employees and individuals inside and outside the workplace. However, in order to reach this theoretical level of business related moral and ethical leadership known as
Being able to lead a group or someone is a very powerful action. Being a leader in general is very powerful. Leadership is an art that is painted, sculpted, and displayed in all sorts of ways. There are many different styles of leadership that correspond with different tasks. From transformational