Characteristics Of Transformational Leadership

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Transformational Leadership and Its Characteristics Transformational leadership is a leadership approach that promotes change in individuals and social systems. It produces valuable and positive change in the supporters with the end goal of emerging followers into leaders. Transformational leadership increases the motivation, morale and performance of followers over a variety of mechanisms. These include linking the follower 's sense of identity and self to the mission and the collective identity of the organization; being a role model for followers that inspires them; challenging followers to take greater ownership for their work, and understanding the strengths and weaknesses of followers, so the leader can align followers with tasks that…show more content…
Transformational leaders set goals, encourage others, have high expectations, support, and recognize the staff, get people to look beyond their own interests and inspire others to try and reach higher. Transformational Leadership inspires wholeness of being, so your thoughts, feelings and actions are consistent. It is about leading with an integrity and authenticity that resonates with others, and inspires them to follow. Not only does it inspire others to follow, but to become leaders themselves. This method to leadership takes us from a constricting model of competition between individuals, teams, or nations, to a connection with the whole of a situation, and leadership for the good of…show more content…
It includes listening to, informing and involving patients in their care. Involve patients in decision-making, recognizing they are individuals with their own unique values and preferences. Treat patients with dignity, respect, and sensitivity to his/her cultural values and autonomy. While patients vary in their desire to be involved in their healthcare, all too often, patients feel excluded from discussions and decisions that affect them and the healthcare that they receive. Therefore, patients may find their healthcare to be not only impersonal, but they are often left confused and unsure as to what they need to do in regard to participation in their care. Per what I have learned in class and work, patient centered care expands to coordination and integration of care, information and education, emotional support, involvement of family and supporters, continuity of care and transition and access to care. When it comes to workers, as I mentioned earlier, by providing support to the staff, listening to them, their concerns, setting attainable goals with ample time to work on improvements and make adjustments to achieve quality at every level. Leadership also need to ensure that staff is properly trained and meets the required competencies to provide care for patients/residents and support their
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