Transformational leadership. The future?

Transformational leadership. The future?

Transformational leadership. The future?

Transformational leadership is one of the concepts that are repeated in recent years, as one of the trends of the new way of leading, both companies and other entities, not in vain the concept is born from the political world, being its creator the biographer and presidential personality expert James MacGregor Burns. New York University researcher Bernard M. Bass was the one who extended the original idea, making it the current theory.

This type of leadership involves a paradigm shift, fleeing the transactional, more hierarchical, based on power relations and preferring to prevail economically by objectives, making employees an economic tool. Faced with the transactional, transformational leadership, is committed to making a profound change in the structure of the company and the people who compose it, but not imposing the criteria of the leader, but convincing the organization to make the changes, always open to opinion of all the components of the company.

Four are the elements that characterize this new leadership:


1. Idealized influence

It has to do with the charism, the ability of the leader to become admirable before the workers, to serve as an example and become a figure worthy of being followed.


2. Inspirational motivation

It has to do with the ability to motivate and inspire workers, make them feel partakers of a common vision, of goals to be achieved among all.


3. Individualization of the deal

Each worker is, first of all, a person, with his character, needs and way of understanding absolutely individualized life, understanding and knowing how to offer each one a personalized response is one of the main characteristics of transformational leadership.


4. Intellectual stimulus

Nothing is written, everything is to be done. It is the leader's maxim, who knows how to turn it into a challenge. The leader challenges workers, in order to stimulate their creativity, their capacity for innovation and decision making.

Faced with the changes that take place in the business world, transformational leadership responds to key elements of the new economy, such as talent management, remote work or the implementation of constant changes within the company, to adapt to new needs