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Transformational Leadership Explained

Transformational leadership is one response to the challenges of 21st century leadership. Your post should include the following:

1)Explain what is meant by "transformational" and how it might relate to motivation.
2)Describe the characteristics of transformational leadership.
3)Provide at least 2 examples of ways transformational leadership is used.
4)Provide at least 2 examples of how transformational leadership differs from transactional leadership.

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In 650 words explain the four questions about transformational leadership
Transformational leadership is one response to the challenges of 21st century leadership. Your post should include the following:

1) Explain what is meant by "transformational" and how it might relate to motivation.
The word 'transformational' comes from the word 'transform', which means the state of change. 'Transformation' means a marked change, as in appearance or character, usually for the better. It is usually a radical change or alteration. Transformational means something that can effect a radical change which is usually good or better.
The word 'transformational' can be referred to a leader who is the kind of person who can motivate and inspire people to perform at levels beyond anything that they had previously thought possible. Such person can be called transformational leader. These transformational leaders empower others by keeping them fully informed on everything that affects their jobs. People want and need to feel that they are 'insiders', and that they are aware of everything that is going on. One feels demoralized when being kept in the dark about their work and what is going on in the company. These leaders are also generous with their praises and encouragement as they believe that people are ...

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The solution is at least 650 words and it defines 'transformational' and how it relates to motivation. It also describes the characteristics of transformational leadership. The solution further provides two examples of ways transformational leadership is used and another two examples of how transformational leadership differs from transactional leadership. References included.

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