The last 25 years of research and praxis have shown that, with the help of transformational leadership, employees can be set free to deliver performances that go beyond anything previously expected of them.
This applies to the domains of work performance, innovation, creativity, teamwork, and commitment (among others).
Transformational Leadership is composed of the following elements:
- Charisma and Inspiration: A vision is enthusiastically communicated to employees and then inspiringly demonstrated and personally exemplified by the leader.
- Individual support: The individual strengths of each employee are noted and promoted.
- Intellectual stimulation: Through appropriate tasks, employees are challenged to look at problems from different viewpoints and come up with solutions for them.
- Promotion of group goals: Support is given both to collaboration between employees and work carried out for a common goal.
- High Performance Expectations: Positive, high performance expectations are communicated to employees.
Due to its frequently confirmed efficacy, our seminars and services are based on the concept of transformational leadership.
- Ethical leadership is defined by:
- the normatively appropriate conduct of the manager (actions and communication).
- the reinforcement of this conduct in each employee.
- Research results demonstrate that ethical leadership is not only relevant to major scandals in commercial enterprises, but that it also has significance for the work-related attitudes of employees.
- In terms of our emphasis on the innovative development of leadership capabilities, this means:
- that managers must engage with both their own values and their understanding of ethical conduct.
- that they must recognize their additional task of displaying ethical conduct and reinforcing it among employees.
- that managers must develop individual strategies in order to meet the requirements of a lived-out culture of ethics.