Chapter 11 - Transformational Leadership

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Unformatted text preview: their decisions more transparent and by being consistent in their reasoning with their employees. b) Displaying more enthusiasm and optimism. c) Getting employees to think about work­related problems in new ways. d) Making time to pay attention to individual concerns. BURNS TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADER LEADER "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" (p. 4). BASS Transformational Leader Leader Cites Burns' definition, the leader who recognizes the transactional needs in potential followers "but tends to go further, seeking to arouse and satisfy higher needs, to engage the full person of the follower ... to a higher level of need (Bass, 1985: 14). Transformational political leaders may also use their authority and power to radically reshape through coercive means the social and physical environment, thus destroying the old way of life and making way for a new one" (Bass, p. 18). HR as Transformational Change Agent Agent to increase subordinates’ awareness of the impo...
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