Transformational Leadership – Change

Continuity gives us roots; change gives us branches, letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights.  – Pauline R. Kezer

Each and every individual possess unique behavior, style, thought process and perceptions, but this may or may not help them in reaching the highest of their potential as each one of these affects their daily activities and hence the output. On analyzing the behaviors of those leaders who are considered to be successful, researchers came up with different leadership theories.

Is it possible for everyone in the world to have the same characteristics? Surely not, but it is proven that by practice one can develop a behavior or style. Modification from the current behavior requires a Change. To change, in the core, it is required to learn, adapt and follow the new style. Change cannot exist without a direction. A change can take you to any side (up or down) in your life. First, you change yourself for the good of the community. By doing so, indeed you can bring a change in the community. Transformation means “a change from one form or level to another.”

The simplest transformation I can point is – Ice to Water and Water to Vapour. We can identify all three phases of H2O with their physical form. At 0 degree Celsius, Ice transforms to Water – i.e. from solid form to liquid form. At transformation temperature, both solid & liquid form exists. Same exists at 100 degrees Celsius.

A leadership which has the capability of transforming people, community and organization is  Transformational Leadership. Leaders with transformational leadership qualities have a vision, clear purpose and connect followers which takes them to the next level. In Transformational Leadership, you are bringing a change within you and a change in the followers. For you to change, you need to learn what is good, try adapting the ingredients and follow it sincerely. Next, you bring a change in the followers’ mind by communicating, educating, encouraging and taking care of their concerns.

You must be the change you wish to see in the world. – Mahatma Gandhi