Transformational Leadership style of James MacGregor Burns

By | June 27, 2014

James BurnsEffective leaders do not steer his team from the “outside”. They join a team and motivate people to set goals and directives that can be used by people to identify correctly. The purpose of the company into a common goal and taking ownership of their work.

James MacGregor Burns leadership expert introduces the concept of transformational leadership. He compared this with the kind of leadership Transactional leadership, in which leaders are basically “bargain” with the people he led, exchanging something of value to something else – give money to people in exchange for their work is a glaring example on the transaction.

Transformational leadership is different. According to Burns, this occurs when one or more people engage with others in such a way that leaders and followers mutually encourage one another to higher levels of motivation. This type of leadership is a ‘transformation’, not an ‘exchange’. The same process in which leaders and followers involved as part of the same effort. People were pushing and supporting each other. They are involved in the objectives of the company and claim ownership of their work. The transformational leader must lead by example to give. They should be able to win the trust, admiration, loyalty and respect from colleagues.

Jarvis Snook, CEO of the UK building group Rok, recalled his experience as a manager of a job in a local building company early in his career. He talked about labor: “They are paid a minimum wage that can be paid by the company and no one asked them about how their views and opinions. The main reason for them to come to the workplace is to chat with friends. I talked to them about customer service. ‘If Mrs Jones wanted the bedroom behind decorated in time for Christmas then keep it there for an hour in the evening and we will pay you overtime. “The company has never done this before. It requires quite a difficult process. Labor is just a tool. Performance is improved and Snook was appointed as a member of the board of directors of the company. “

“It takes a long time for me to reach the goal of all my efforts, but I have changed the perception of the employees about themselves. They have become a valuable part of the company, not the instrument. They are becoming more enthusiastic about work.”

Leaders work as part of a team. They motivate and inspire his men as part of a group effort. Transformational leadership requires personal characteristics that can give a good impression. The successful leader must earn the trust, admiration, loyalty and respect of his colleagues. Successful transformation begins with the support itself. Colleagues encourage each other. The leaders themselves afterwards motivated and supported by his team. People feel they have a job and be rewarded personally if the company achieve success.