• Joshua Ferdman

What is Transformational Leadership?


manager using transformational leadership

Transformational leadership is a style of leadership where the leader works with his or her team to identify problems and affect change. While servant leadership involves leading by serving employees, and while more traditional leadership involves leaders making most decisions themselves, transformational leadership is somewhere in the middle.


This article will discuss more what transformational leadership is and why it is an effective form of leadership.


What is Transformational Leadership?

As mentioned above, transformational leadership is when a leader leans on his or her team to help make important decisions and drive a cause or company forward. In the business world, this means a leader at a company -- usually a manager -- works with his or her employees to make decisions that affect the department or company as a whole.


Transformational leaders encourage employees to be involved in even the most important business decisions of the company. For example, with this style of leadership, employees have a strong say about the company’s vision and strategies moving forward.


Is Transformational Leadership Effective?

Because of its inclusive nature, transformational leadership can be an effective form of leadership if applied properly. In fact, this style of leadership has many benefits in the business world. The following are just a few:

  • Higher Job Satisfaction for Employees: Employees tend to enjoy their work more when they feel as though their work is meaningful and important for the company. And it is much easier to find meaning in your work if you are involved in major company decisions and frequently called upon to affect change.

  • Higher Employee Job Performance: When your employees are happier, they usually perform better at work. After all, most people produce higher quality work when they are happy and find meaning in what they are doing.

  • Better Working Environment: High employee job satisfaction and performance leads to a better working environment in general. When employees are happier and performing well, the mood in the office is brighter and work tends to be more fun.

Overall, transformational leadership can lead to a productive work environment that leads to employees looking forward to coming into work. This can lead to better job performance and more success for companies.


About the Author -- Joshua Ferdman

Joshua Ferdman is a Los Angeles-based entrepreneur, specializing in technology, finance, and real estate. He started working in the mortgage business at the age of 16 and hasn't stopped since. Joshua always said that the most important job you can ever have is phone sales. He writes about entrepreneurship, leadership, and succeeding in the professional world.

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