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Emergent Transformational Leadership-Battlefield to Business

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Leadership is such a critical aspect of team success that without it they will ultimately fail . Companies spend millions a year selecting , grooming and developing leaders . Organizations that seek to transform their operations should keep an eye out for transformational leadership that can adjust and change to new environments . Whether one is seeking a business executive or the next military officer understanding emergent transformational leadership as it works in live situations is beneficial for recruitment. Groups , regardless of type , will eventually form a command structure . It is one of the most natural occurrences in both civilized and uncivilized society . The kind of leadership , poor or high , will determine the values of the group and how well it performs under pressure . Whether discussing business or the military , ensuring the right type of leaders makes their way forward helps i

Advice on Change - Conceptualize and Apply This Effective Change Model!

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Author: Bill Davis, MA, CM Organizations are not static; they are fluid and in a constant state of change. Innovation to create positive growth and successful change is ongoing. Organizations find themselves experiencing endless cycles of change and change continuums where learning and innovation are the norm.   As they learn and grow, past experiences are examined and analyzed; forecasts and economic models are put in place to determine possible futures, and teams are formed as well as ad hoc committees to examine past, present and future situations.  Change occurs at many levels of the organizations. It occurs at the organizational level, within groups and teams and at individual levels. Creating successful change is the goal, and organizations work to build on the right leadership, strategies, culture, structure and systems. For example, Zappos, a highly successful billion dollar online shoe and clothing retailer knows this well. In the Forbes article, “Tony Hsieh On Hi

Positive Workplace Interactions Foster Transformational Leadership Skills

Developing transformational leadership is beneficial for the creation of higher levels of organizational performance. Such leaders help raise the standards within their workplace and inspire their followers toward a brighter vision.   According to a study by Trepanier, et. al leadership is an exercise of self-perception base in part on the relationships fostered within the workplace (2012). When intrinsic motivation meets a receptive environment a higher level of performance can be achieved. Transformational leadership is a style that encourages higher levels of organizational development. It is characterized by charisma, motivation, intellectual stimulation, and individual consideration (Bass, 1985).   Such leaders are capable of using intrinsic values to achieve goals and feel as though they can engage socially with others. It is a process of self-realization for the development of higher levels of organizational performance.  Leadership does not develop in a vacuum and

Transformational Leadership Behavior Enhances Employee Performance

Research by Dr. Adam Grant helps to highlight how transformational leadership can transcend people’s self-interest. The leader is seen as the enhancer of performance to create the reality of performance. His work focuses on understanding how transformational leadership's influence is enhanced with follower contact and how pro-social perceptions mediate this performance. Organizational leaders should understand how their behavior enhances that of followers to achieve higher level outcomes. The fundamental responsibility is for all leaders to motivate their followers to achieve new heights (Vroom & Jago, 2007). Without motivation there cannot be action. The transformational leader can elicit inspiration to rally motivated effort around a vision. Effectiveness comes through the ability to motivate the most followers as possible to do and be more in the process of change. Transformational leaders have certain behaviors that impact their ability to be successful. They ca

Developing Transformational Leadership and Emotional Intelligence to Create Firm Performance

Leadership is the ability to draw people to higher levels of personal performance and development. Without the ability to understand other people it will be difficult to raise their performance to new levels. Transformational leadership and emotional intelligence can work together to create stronger organizational performance based upon the ability to understand oneself and the social group they are working with. The development of transformational leadership skills along with emotional intelligence is a worthwhile endeavor for higher levels of personal and group influence.  Organizational leaders with high levels of emotional intelligence create stronger organizational performance. According to Jandaghi et. al. (2009), successful organizations contain higher levels of transformational leadership within their ranks. Understanding how transformational leadership and emotional intelligence combine to create higher group performance is important for choosing and developing future