ANESTEA breads Leaders of Their lives. “A leader is best, when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.” Lao Tzu
We are about Transformational Leading
For decades, there has been an intense focus upon leadership, yet, despite this, there remains considerable concern about failures of leadership affecting both personal outcomes and the quality of the environment for all.
Most formal leadership styles fall under the heading of Transactional leaders. Transactional leaders are said to achieve performance when required through contingent rewards or negative feedback. The focus of transactional leadership is upon structures, clarifying tasks and providing rewards for extra effort or meeting the needs of others when they comply or meet expectations. Achieving performance through contingent reward. The Transactional notion of leadership reflects a mechanistic image of organizational behavior, one that emphasizes productivity, attaining goals, minimizing risk and maintaining function.
Both transactional and transformational characteristics as functional. Transformational components of leadership characteristics are shown to be more desirable than transactional on a day to day interaction level.
What is the difference between Transactional and Transformational leaders? Transactional Leaders maintain organizational functioning through task‐focused interactions, whereas Transformational lean toward transmitting and fostering a commitment to change to achieve the same goals.
So, what is Transformational Leadership? As described by James McGregor Burns in 1978,transformational leaders “engage with others in such a way that leaders and followers raise one another to higher levels of motivation and morality.”
We are leaders and coaches. Our aim, most of the time, is to bring out the very best outcome results. We strive to find meaning and value in our work, make significant contributions to all that encounter us.
What should be our key attributes in being a transformational force in the lives of those we encounter? serve as a role model and “walk the talk”, “be what we teach”. inspire motivation in others by having a strong vision about our work. be concerned about the individual and demonstrate genuine concern for their needs and feelings. challenge and develop others to be innovative and creative nurturing independent thinking.
What is the Goal? Why even try? Researchers who study transformational leadership have found that leaders who use transformational leadership principles create environments that promote higher levels of satisfaction, wellbeing and commitment. There have been observed; significant associations between transformational leadership practices, increased satisfaction and reduced adverse events.
What makes a Transformational Leader? It has been shown that the for following qualities are necessary to be perceived as a Transformational leader. Being able to say that you would not require someone following you, to do something they would not do. Being able to articulate what you stand for. Inspiring others comes easy. Being attentive to the needs and concerns of others is the hallmark. Having positive enthusiastic energy that is infectious. Having the ability to delegate and be a team player. Being able to create Team creativity and innovation. Knowing that questioning and being flexible in thinking in essential.
There is no one way to be a NAWUR and there is no one way to be a Transformational Leader. Some qualities may shine more than others but they are all there. What Makes NAWUR unique is that NAWURs are in the business of turning weakness in to strengths. Whether formally or informally, NAWUR leads and is a Leader of Transformation.