"... recognizes and exploits an existing need or demand of a potential follower... (and) looks for potential motives in followers, seeks to satisfy higher needs, and engages the full person of the follower" (Burns, 1978: 4).
The role every manager must fill in the workplace is LEADERSHIP. Managers often make the mistake of assuming that just because they are designated as managers, they are also leaders and that their associates will automatically follow them. In reality, position only denotes title, not leadership. To be an effective leader, the manager must influence his/her associates in a positive way to reach the goals of the organization. We believe that a democracy requires that all employees have access to high quality organizational systems based on fairness and respect for all forms of diversity, as well as innovative methods for effective LEADERSHIP in today's increasingly competitive environment.
TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP is one such leadership style where 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. Their purposes, which might have started out as separate but related, become fused. Power bases are linked not as counterweights but as mutual support for common purpose. TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERS offer a purpose that transcends short-term goals and focuses on higher order intrinsic needs. This results in followers identifying with the needs of the leader. Furthermore, the transformational leadership approach can help managers become exceptional leaders and gain greater social recognition.
TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP starts with the development of a vision, a view of the future that will excite and convert potential followers. Working for a Transformational Leader can be a wonderful and uplifting experience. They put passion and energy into everything that they do.
TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERS CARE ABOUT THE EMPLOYEES
AND ENSURES THAT THE ORGANIZATION SUCCEEDS!
Workshop topics to be covered:
1. A Short Introduction to Transformational Leadership
2. What is the difference between a Manager and a Leader?
3. Are leaders born or made?
4. Who is a Great Leader?
5. How to become a Great Leader?
6. What is leadership?
7. Leadership styles
8. Transformational Leadership
9. Why Transformational Leadership
10. General Traits of Transformational Leadership
11. Research Outcomes of Transformational Leadership
12. The four dimensions of transformational leadership
13. Approach to Transformational Leadership Development
14. Burns’ four characteristics of the transformational leader
15. Qualities of TL
16. Transformational Leadership according to Bass
17. Assumptions of Transformational Leadership
18. Skills associated with Transformational Leadership
19. Benefits of Transformational Leadership
20. Limitations of Transformational Leadership
21. Disadvantages of the Transformational Leadership Approach
22. Effects of Transformational Leadership on organizational learning
23. Three ways in which Transformational Leadership transform followers.