FDR Transformational Leadership Analysis

816 Words 4 Pages
Researchers and academics, hold Franklin D Roosevelt with so much respect. He ranks as one of the greatest presidents alongside George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. During his administration, the Nation was still grappling with several issues like depression and World War II and yet he still managed to push the country forward (Pederson & Williams, 2003). He was so good that he managed to spend the longest time in office. The only president to do so.
Transformational leadership involves helping followers grow and in the process, helping them identify the need for change, being visionary and going through the whole process uniformly (Pederson & Williams, 2003). Transformational leadership helps turn more workers into leaders in their fields while at the same time helping in their personal growth and nurturing trust in them. This makes them open to change, enhances communication and enables the leader to reach goals at a faster pace.
As a transformational leader, FDR, led by example. He worked to bring,
…show more content…
He readily shared information, allowed feedback from the citizens and saw to it that anything that needed change was dealt with. Moreover, he willingly participated in these discussions while at the same time, readily delegating problem sharing responsibilities to the citizens. All through this, his maturity level in regards to leadership was at an all-time high. As a result, his followers, on their and, would readily act with high competency levels and commitment. In the end, what this did to the nation is create a place where everyone lived happily and looked out for one another while entrusting FDR to steer them into prosperity (Pederson & Williams, 2003). Some of FDR’s entrusted collegues who were motivated by his good situational skills included Harry S. Truman, John Nance Garner, and Henry A. Wallace. They thus became very competent and transparent, helping to build a great

Related Documents