What Makes A Transformational Leadership Development Consultant
@ CMC-Today By Mostafa Sayyadi
The true basis of leadership was built upon a model that generated two sides of an X and Y axis. On one side is the concept of leadership that creates change through taking a process-oriented and the other as more of a relationship-oriented approach. While transactional leadership involves determining the tasks, rewarding goal achievement, and punishing failure in attaining goals, transformational leadership focuses on the critical human assets such as commitment and thus helps followers to effectively implement organizational changes with both efficiency and effectiveness. Just as leaders need to be both autocratic and democratic at times they also need to be both transactional and transformational at times also.
Executives recognize the importance of transformational leadership. In an effort to grasp the knowledge of executives worldwide, AESC surveyed business leaders to identify the current and new challenges by 2025. The results highlighted the significant role of leadership for organizations and confirmed that business leaders identified leadership development as one of the main areas for using an outside consultant. Martin Schubert, a partner at Eric Salmon & Partners states that companies “in
technology, in industry, in financial services, even in consumer goods and life sciences, experiencing a change in their business models that are much more global, much more virtual, with diminishing hierarchies that require a different leadership type. And this drives both leadership advisory and executive search.” In light of the increased pressures of the global workplace that inspires leaders to drive effective change at the organizational level, opportunities for transformational leadership consulting grow as organizations are increasingly participating in international markets. For example, Dorota Czarnota, a Country Manager at Russell Reynolds Associates sees high potential for growing transformational leadership consulting in Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa.
Executives can be made into leaders and leaders can become better at what they do by using the four techniques of transformational leadership. These four techniques include:
• Idealized influence,
• Individualized consideration,
• Intellectual stimulation, and;
• Inspirational motivation.