This is a guest post by Sarah Jacobs. She is writer and enjoys writing about a variety of leadership topics and the transformational leader.
Gone are the days when the workforce is viewed as some machine where the employees act as the parts that run it. In today’s modern workplace, businesses have changed from traditional management styles and have adopted innovative solutions that increase productivity and engagement of employees. Collaborative work is now the norm that empowers growth in employees.
As the lines between bosses and workers blur, a new approach to leadership has emerged. The transformational leader is more approachable and encourages team building and power sharing. They posses the ability to cause big changes by persuading the way their audience thinks. This causes behavioral changes that lead to the achievement of goals.
How To Be The Transformational Leader
This change in leadership to the transformational leader is a far cry from the traditional hierarchical system as it gives employees more recognition and ownership of their efforts. Below are some characteristics that set the transformational leader apart from their more traditional counterparts:
1. Hold Yourself Accountable
The transformational leader makes changes when they know how to practice personal accountability. Here’s questions from Marshall Goldsmith essential to holding yourself accountable:
- Do I do my best to set clear goals and make progress to accomplish such goals?
- Do I put in my best to find meaning and be happy with what I do?
- Am I giving my best in building positive relationships and fully engaging in those relationships?
Leaders who know how to evaluate themselves are most often those that stand out to make a difference in their leadership. [Read more…] about How To Be The Transformational Leader