Transformational leadership: what does it look like?


Date: 1 May 2019
Leon Ayo, President of the British Chamber of Business, quotes Peter Northouse when asked about the definition of transformational leadership.

“Transformational leadership is a process that changes and transforms people. It is concerned with emotions, values, ethics, standards, and long-term goals. It includes assessing followers’ motives, satisfying their needs, and treating them as human beings.


“It also involves an exceptional form of influence that moves followers to accomplish more than what is usually expected of them. It’s often a process that incorporates charismatic and visionary leadership,” he said.


According to Ayo, some of the best leaders are some of the most effective followers.


He also gave three golden tips to make a better CEO


Good manners: “If you are impolite and rude, at least pretend not to be.”


Time: “Time is limited, but those people who make time will end up being more successful CEOs.”


Feedback: “Don’t hesitate to ask for feedback from employees. You can always learn from the process to become a better CEO.”


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