Surely, the first challenge of “Transformational Leadership” is to win the energy and commitment of people at all levels towards the aims of the transformation. Essentially, people give their energy and commitment when they are treated individually and collectively as highly valuable, thoroughly intelligent and able to think effectively and well about where we are going and capable of working together to achieve the transformation – basically when they are treated as bright, adults.
Isn’t it amazing, however, how often leaders forget these basic principles and lose their people on the way. We like to propose that the successful transformational leader spends their time working to understand the whole situation and then deciding to see to it that absolute everything goes well. Another way of saying the same thing, is that they commit to having a high personal impact and have the self-confidence to express what they really believe about the future of the business and the drive to take everybody in that direction.
Let’s be honest, though, none of that is easy and having a personal, transformation coach – someone who has done it before and knows the all of difficulties that will have to be overcome – can make all of the difference. In Four Pillars we have that expertise so why not set up an initial discussion just to check us out. It could be the best decision you made all day!!
By Michael Simmons