Transfomation leader ?
Transformational Leader = charismatic Leader
But what is meaning of Transformation Leader ?
How to distinguish them ?
- MickLv 71 十年前最愛解答
A charismatic leader is NOT necessarily a transformational leader.
Basically, all good leaders are supposed to be charismatic . They should be able to lead with their personal charisma, not power . They lead by setting examples and building trust. Theoretically, they do not need any formal power in the process of leading.
Transformational leaders are leaders with vision and are able to do more than charismatic leaders. They start with dissatisfaction with the present and believe things can be better by bringing together knowledge and experience to produce a new vision. In addition to setting examples, they share the vision and are able to help individuals to find the right direction. They recognise the abilities of followers, empower them and mobilise them. Transformational leaders are leaders who create a story .
Let me take ATV (亞洲電視) as an example. 內地商人王征 will join its top management. What ATV needs now is a transformational leader. If 王征 has the vision and can share it with the staff, effectively call upon them to turn around ATV, make it profitable, help its shareholders to re-gain confidence and raise the popularity of this TV station, then he is a transformational leader. Otherwise, he is just a charismatic leader because he is a rich businessman. We shall wait and see if 王征 can create a story in ATV
- 1 十年前
Transformational leader <> charistmatic leader.
According to Wikipedia
"A transformational leader focuses on "transforming" others to help each other, to look out for each other, to be encouraging and harmonious, and to look out for the organization as a whole.
Charismatic authority is 'power legitimized on the basis of a leader's exceptional personal qualities or the demonstration of extraordinary insight and accomplishment, which inspire loyalty and obedience from followers'."
If I take Obama is Transformational leader, then Hilter was chartistmatic leader.
Do you see the difference? T. Leader is more focus on the followers, while C. Leader is more focus on himself.
Hope it helps!