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Watch the following video:

  • Answer the following questions:
  • What are your key takeaways from the video?

    Transformational leadership is a model of leadership used across the spectrum of politics, education, entertainment, finance, technology, and other industries.

    What did you find inspiring?

    This transformational approach to leadership relies on encouraging and motivating followers to participate in molding a successful future for an organization. This often includes establishing a group’s common purpose—a concept rooted in an organization’s official “vision” and “mission,” which are two aspects leaders use to help define and outline goals.

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    At the most basic level, transformational leadership is used to inspire employees to look ahead with a focus on the greater good and to function as a single unit with a common goal in mind. It is not until a leader can accomplish these steps that a successful transformation can begin.

    Is there anything you disagree with? Explain.

    No, I don’t disagree with anything.

    Has this video prompted you to think differently?

    Leaders who have these skills are also commonly charismatic, empathetic, motivating, Stein says. On a personal level, they possess strong ethical values. They strive to put their teams before themselves without ever thinking about their own power or how their actions will benefit them personally moving forward.

    2. Read the following article:

    Answer the following questions:

    Give a short explanation of three effective leadership styles that can be identified in a workplace.


    Also called the authoritarian style of leadership, this type of leader is someone who is focused almost entirely on results and efficiency. They often make decisions alone or with a small, trusted group and expect employees to do exactly what they’re asked. It can be helpful to think of these types of leaders as military commanders.


    This leadership style is the opposite of the autocratic leadership type, focusing mostly on delegating many tasks to team members and providing little to no supervision. Because a hands-off leader does not spend their time intensely managing employees, they often have more time to dedicate to other projects.


    The democratic leadership style (also called the participative style) is a combination of the autocratic and hands-off types of leaders. A democratic leader is someone who asks for input and considers feedback from their team before making a decision.

    What leadership style best suits the fast-paced, diverse and technological workforce of the present?

    The transformational leadership style is similar to the coach style in that it focuses on clear communication, goal-setting and employee motivation. However, instead of placing the majority of the energy into each employee’s individual goals, the transformational leader is driven by a commitment to organisation objectives.


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    Draw a comparison between transformational leadership and transactional leadership. Focus on the differences between these leadership styles.

    Transactional leadership works within set established goals and organizational boundaries, while a transformational approach challenges the status quo and is more future-oriented. Transactional leadership emphasizes organization, performance evaluation and rewards, and is task- and outcome-oriented.

    Transformational leadership focuses on motivating and engaging followers with a vision of the future.

    List and describe the primary elements of the transformational leadership style.

  • Transformational leaders show individualized consideration to followers by paying attention to and meeting the needs of followers.
  • Transformational leaders stimulate ideas and creativity from followers by creating a safe environment to challenge the status quo.
  • Transformational leaders have a vision that inspires and motivates followers to achieve important goals.
  • Transformational leaders serve as role models for their followers, allow them to identify with a shared organizational vision, and provide a sense of meaning and achievement.
  • What traits do successful transformational leaders have? Explain each trait.

  • Encouraging employees’ creativity
  • Challenging the status quo
  • Aiming for consistent innovation
  • Empowering employees to disagree with leadership
  • Risk-taking when appropriate to achieve goals
  • Inspiring employees to improve their outcomes
  • Explaining how the organization will change over time
  • Fostering a strong sense of purpose among employees
  • Linking individual employee and organizational goals
  • Aiding employees to succeed to an even greater extent than they expect
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  • Watch the following video: (14:05)
  • Answer the following questions:

    What are your key takeaways from the video?

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    What did you find inspiring?

    Collaborative leaders do not burn bridges. In fact, he is heavily invested in cultivating strong relationships everywhere. He’s likely to draw on this strong integrated network to advance their career, or to build great teams for the organization.

    Leadership in turbulent times requires diplomacy, willingness to relinquish control, and moving towards a collaborative way of doing things. Here, individuals at all levels are encouraged to take initiative and act in a manner that contributes to achieving the overall vision of the organization.

    What did you agree with?


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