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Transformational leadership is it just a buzz word? What is it? Here is the scholarly definition I found: Transformational leadership is a style of leadership where a leader works with subordinates to identify needed change, creating a vision to guide the change through inspiration, and executing the change in tandem with committed members of a group.
Ok, now that we know the definition how does leadership achieve transformation in their organization? What are the skills that leadership need to achieve this? I believe that leaders can’t achieve transformations in their company’s:
1. If they don’t understand how to motivate their teams
2. Don’t have the respect of their team members
3. Are bad communicators
4. Are not trusted by their teams
5. Are not committed to the goals of the company
6. Lack the understanding of their company’s culture
Of course I could go on and on to how leaders might have difficulty achieving transformation in their company’s. Are the leaders in your organization prepared to effectively lead people through change? Are they just doing things the same way they have done it for years? Can organizations continue to take the risk with leaders who are resistant to change? With the focus on outcomes and accountability? Executive Coaching may be the answer for some leaders and perhaps changing career maybe the answer for the other half. What are your thoughts?
I pondered over this question and decided to jot a few thoughts. I have been surprised to learn:
7. How much I love God’s people and realize that if you are not my friend you are missing out. And I don’t take this personal.
8. My faith in God is the foundation of who I am.
You know I heard someone say that you learn almost everything you need to know in kindergarten, well I didn’t go to kindergarten. I learn something new everyday. What are you surprised to learn about yourself? I would like to hear from you.
New career in 2018? Expert’s advice that you seek a mentor or business coach to help you plan for a new career. Coaches can assist you with strategies and give you advice on how to navigate through new employment environments. Years ago we were told to make long range plans, now I would recommend that you ditch the long plans and figure out what you really are trying to accomplish. Try to align your career with who you are. What makes you happy? Stop and think of what you would want your perfect day to look like. Concentrate on the things that are working, the positives. This year prioritize your well-being. For me I plan to make time to exercise. We will never be able to accomplish everything we sort out to do in one day. There will always be one more thing that you could do. Remember the employment landscape is very different than it was five years ago. By all means if you were in a layoff, remember this doesn’t define you. God has a larger plan. If you need help in maneuvering through your career shoot me an email or respond to this blog. I'll be happy to run a few strategies with you.