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Transformational Leadership & Emotional Intelligence

EI (Emotional Intelligence) is virtually synonymous with good leadership. There are five elements of emotional intelligence:

  • Self-awareness: The ability to recognize and understand one’s own emotions, as well as one’s effect on other people.
  • Self-regulation: Being able to manage one’s emotions appropriately.
  • Social awareness: Skillful interactions that build meaningful relationships.
  • Empathy: The ability to understand how others are feeling and respond with care.
  • Self-motivation: Being able to harness passion, as opposed to extrinsic incentives, to fulfill one’s inner needs.

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Transformational leaders are those who engage with followers to raise one another to higher levels of motivation and morality.

  •  Limited interest in group-level processes
  • Ambiguity about transformational behaviors
  • Ambiguity about transactional leadership
  • Omission of important behaviors
  •  Insufficient specification of situational variables
  • Insufficient identification of negative ...

  • Extraversion
  • Low neuroticism and high levels of self-efficacy
  • Openness to new experience
  •  Conscientiousness
  • Agreeableness and supportiveness

A large body of evidence shows that transformational leadership positively aligns with how well companies, the military, governmental organizations, educational institutions, and nonprofits perform.

Transformational leaders stimulate the inner emotional worlds of their followers by appealing to higher ideals and values.

Transformational leaders set a high standard of moral and ethical conduct to engender loyalty and respect in their followers. One might say they ‘walk the talk’ or lead by example.

Transformational leaders also model concern for their team’s welfare, creating an atmosphere of trust. By coaching and mentoring with empathy, they promote growth and development while garnering meaningful insights into a...

Transformational leadership is often juxtaposed with transactional leadership. The latter leaders “cater to their followers’ immediate self-interests” instead of uplifting the morals of their followers through inspiration 

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