Few valuable things in life come quickly. We are used to instant coffee and microwavable dinners, but the process of transforming ourselves in order to support the transformation of others doesn’t happen overnight. Leaders with a microwave mentality don’t have any real influence or power.
Let’s observe how patience is a fundamental element required to achieve an individualized consideration as a transformational leader and how we can improve our ability to practice patience.
Leading teams is not an easy task and can become even more complicated when self-leadership is not present. One of the key elements of transformational leadership is the character. Frequently, leaders in front of adverse situations or circumstances will reveal their character and thus their ability to lead themselves and others.
Let’s examine why the character is a vital component needed to lead and how transformational leaders utilize it to exercise the idealized influence that characterizes them and how we can improve our character.
Powerful leaders in history, regardless of who they lead and what they accomplish have admitted that the greatest challenge they have had to face is to lead themselves. It’s not possible to lead and transform our teams and organizations without the ability to lead and transform ourselves as transformational leaders do.
Let’s observe what is preventing you from leading yourself, why self leadership is a basic element for a transformational leader, and how we can improve our self leadership.
We have heard from many successful people in the world what passion is. In essence, whoever finds passion in what they do or rather do what they are passionate about, will inspire and motivate people around them.
Let’s observe how passion is a key component of the culture of transformational leaders. As well, how passion can’t be replaced and how we can start living with passion.
One of the pillars of any organization, group, community, or society, in general, is their culture. As entrepreneurs, if we focus on how to create a culture of success with our teams and organizations, we will recognize why culture is one of the most challenging pieces in our business; yet, the most powerful element that impacts everything from marketing to performance and the ability of a company to function effectively.
Let’s look at why creating or changing culture requires a transformational leader and how we can learn the culture of these leaders.
This leader is able to adopt new ideas and has the capacity to empower others to innovate and change the way they think and act. He is also the one who facilitates the process of transformation. Are you willing to embrace change?
The ability to embrace change that characterizes a transformational leader is known as “intellectual stimulation” in other words it is the availability to innovate and change. When you are in front of a leader who transforms, you will notice that they are innovative and they will question the way things are being done in order to reform or modernize them.
What is your level of flexibility when it comes to change?
The creation of an environment that promotes the participation of each member in an organization has great advantages.
The possibility of contributing new ideas and of being part of the decision-making process within an organization gives a sense of equality and belonging to every team member. These elements are fundamental in order to promote creativity and participation.
What kind of opportunities is your organization providing to encourage participation? And even more importantly, on which members are you focusing your efforts?
Have you ever wondered in what areas you have not achieved what you want because you are in your comfort zone?
The comfort zone cannot be easily identified. This is an unseen danger because today’s success is not necessarily the success of tomorrow and what you know today is not enough for your next achievement.
This comfort zone becomes an obstacle that may be delaying a change or keeping you stuck, or not allowing you and/or your team to reach new levels of achievement.
What is limiting you to achieve or change what you want?
The vision of the organization is key to understanding where it’s going. No matter the size of your team or your organization, culture is what makes that vision come true.
The culture in the organization or its teams is built day by day through the relationships between the members of each team, as well as between employees and supervisors or managers.
There are several fundamental pieces in the creation of a proper organizational culture. However, the main element that can’t be missing is TRUST.
Do you know if trust is the indispensable element in the culture of your team or your organization?
There are no exceptions, all of us are leaders. Our leadership is not conditioned to title, position, power or knowledge.
You are a leader because you were born with the power to influence and leadership is an influence.
Regardless of whether you are aware of it or not, or that you intentionally influence in order to achieve a goal, in particular, you are influencing everything and everyone around you. The most notable part is that you are influencing yourself.