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Transformational Leadership

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Kelsey Grawcock

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Transcript of Transformational Leadership


Caroline Castelli, Kelsey Grawcock, & Angela Miller
Transformational Leadership: What is it?
A type of leadership that enhances motivation, morale, and performance of followers using a variety of tactics & mechanisms
The leader connects his/her sense of identity and self to a project, then applies it collectively to an organization
(Bass, 1990) (Transformational Leadership)
James MacGregor Burns introduced the
concept of transformational leadership
Known as one of the most influential
leadership approaches
Many often don’t realize they are acting as or
taking part of transformational leadership

(Bass, 1990) (Transformational Leadership)
You are following a person who inspires you
Because the leader has a vision and great passion, they will achieve great things
Things get done using extreme enthusiasm and energy

(Transformational Leadership)
Transformational Leadership Style
Passion and energy are put into work
The leader cares
The leader strives to inspire and interest
The leader challenges
The followers are a product of the transformation
Given the right situation, the leader can make major saves in big organizations

(Transformational Leadership) (Bass & Avolio, 1994)
1. Develop the vision for change
2. Sell the vision to the followers
3. Find the way forward
4. Lead the charge

(Transformational Leadership)

Four Elements of
Transformational Leadership
1. Idealized Influence
2. Inspirational Motivation
3. Intellectual Stimulation
4. Individualized Consideration

(Bass & Avolio, 1994) (Transformational Leadership)
Idealized Influence
The leader must be a positive role model to the followers through ethical behaviors, instilling pride, and gaining respect and trust
(Bass & Avolio, 1994) (Transformational Leadership)
Inspirational Motivation
Measures how much of an influence the leader has been to the followers by instilling a vision that is appealing and inspiring to all
provide meaning
Purpose and meaning are what drive a movement forward

(Bass & Avolio, 1994) (Transformational Leadership)
Intellectual Stimulation
The leader challenges the followers by discussing assumptions, taking risks, and listening to the followers’ ideas
Stimulates and encourages
Hope to develop those who
think independently
Encourages brainstorming

(Bass & Avolio, 1994) (Transformational Leadership)
Individualized Consideration
The degree to which the leader attends to the needs of the followers, and listens to their concerns and/or needs
Important to note each individual’s contribution

(Bass & Avolio, 1994) (Transformational Leadership)

Follower Development
There is a positive impact on direct followers’ development and indirect followers’ performance .
(Dvir, Eden, Avolio, & Shamir, 2002)
Innovation & Creativity
Behaviors act as “creativity enhancing forces”
Feelings of self-efficacy lead to higher creative performance

(Gumusluoglu & Ilsev, 2009)
Intrinsic Motivation
Defined as “Interest in a task for the task’s sake not for the sake of external rewards
Most important source of creativity
Enhanced interest, excitement, and meaning in tasks

(Gumusluoglu & Ilsev, 2009)
Enhanced based on the extent the leader is utilizing inspirational behaviors
Increased with intellectual stimulation and individualized consideration
Faith in a better future

(Bass, 1996)
Job Performance
Higher levels
Beneficiary contact increases motivation and performance
Leaders increase use of performance information by their followers
Contributes to higher individual and organizational performance
Leads to higher job satisfaction and lower turn-over rates

(Bellé, 2014)
Group Cohesiveness, Empowerment, & Effectiveness
There is a positive relationship between group cohesiveness, empowerment, and effectivness.
(Jung and Sosick, 2002)
Financial Aspect
“…Using the principles of partnership, equity, accountability, and ownership, leaders can create an interactive milieu that balances the roles of providers with the expectations of the community within an environment of fixed resources” (Zwingman-Bagely, 1999, p. 29).
Problems Encountered
Making a compelling case for the change
Status quo must
be unacceptable
Long-term interest
depends on systemic change

(Lussier & Achua, 2012)
Inspiring Employees
Compelling vision of the future
Provide hope
Change benefits everyone

(Lussier & Achua, 2012)
Leading Transition
Empower and motivate
Overcome resistance

(Lussier & Achua, 2012)
Making It Permanent
“Old habits die hard”
Problems will reoccur
Incentive programs to sustain change

(Lussier & Achua, 2012)
Application to
Nurse Lead Role

Qualities of Transformational Nurse Leaders
The transformational “leader has a deep set of internal values and ideas and is persuasive at motivating followers to act in a way that sustains the greater good rather than their own interests.”
- James MacGregor Burns
(Doody & Doody, 2012)
Idealized Influence
strong role model
persuasive and confident
effective communicator

Inspirational Motivation

Intellectual Stimulation

Individualized Consideration
effective communication
with followers (nurses)

(Doody & Doody, 2012)
Leadership Development
Can leadership be taught and learnt?
Training programs
Increase in leadership practices

(Duygulu & Kublay, 2011)


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Job Satisfaction
(Salanova et al., 2011)
positively impacted
“encourages relationships among nurses and between nurses and patients”
(Salanova et al., 2011)
Foster closer relationships
Individualized consideration
Trust, openness, communication, feedback

(Salanova et al., 2011)
more commitment, investment (time), and effort by nurses
high self-efficacy = higher work engagement = higher nurses’ extra role performance
self-efficacy comes from close
relationship with nurse leader
and empowerment

(Salanova et al., 2011)
Patient Outcomes
the “greater good”
better outcomes due to
other positive results

(Salanova et al., 2011)
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