Listen Here - S5E12 - Transformational Leadership
The world is facing many challenging situations that require strong leadership. Even if you aren’t in a “leadership position,” you can be a leader. Transformational leaders are those who empower and enable those around them to achieve their highest potential. In doing so, their teams thrive. In this episode, we hear from Bianca Thompson-Owen as she shares her thoughts and reflections on various leadership styles, how failure is a key to growth, and ways that transformational leaders bring out the best in their people.
Everyone in your organization has the capacity to be a leader. Yes, even you. Getting people to think of themselves as leaders and to recognize the ways that they are already leaders is an important part of being a transformational leader yourself.
Transformational leaders empower others to empower themselves. They lead by example, are reflective, empathetic, and solution-oriented. They are change agents, and focused on bringing about meaningful change at their organizations.
Transformational leadership is an ongoing process. There is not a “one and done” action that you can do and say “I’m a transformational leader.” It takes self-reflection, vulnerability, a willingness to be adaptable and flexible, and a willingness to change.
Doug McKenna, University Registrar
George Mason University
Sarah Reed, University Registrar
University of California - Berkeley
Associate Dean for Enrollment Management, Student Success, and Student Affairs
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences – School of Health Professions
The Seven Habits model, by Stephen Covey
Transformational Leadership: A Comprehensive Review of Theory and Research by Bernard M. Bass, Ronald E. Riggio
Transformational Leadership: A Blueprint for Real Organizational Change, by Randy Dobbs, Paul Robert Walker
7 Principles of Transformational Leadership: Create a Mindset of Passion, Innovation, and Growth by Hugh Blane
Leadership Is Language: The Hidden Power of What You Say--and What You Don't by L. David Marquet
How’s the Culture in Your Kingdom?: Lessons from a Disney Leadership Journey by Dan Cockerell
Core Competencies and Professional Proficiencies:
Leadership and Management - Core Competencies
Diversity and Inclusion - Core Competency