Transformational Leadership And Its Characteristics

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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 optimize their performance. Transformational leaders try to raise the level of consciousness of followers by appealing to higher ideals and values and not emotions such as fear and intimidation. Transformational leadership uses charisma, provides individualized consideration, and develops intellectual stimulation to improve and make team and companies better. As with any theory or approach to leadership, there are strengths and weaknesses: Strengths are researched and effectively influence associates on all levels (from one-on-one to the whole organization); strong leaders identify and emphasize associates’ needs and values. Weak leadership may have too many components that focus lightly rather than identifying appropriate depth of engagement and treat leadership more as a personality trait than as a learned behavior; they have the potential for abusing power. Transformational leadership and forming the right teams are important in developing a culture that embraces continuous quality impro... ... middle of paper ... ...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 families.
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