The Ladder To Transpersonal Leadership Summary

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What is leadership? Who can be considered leader? Are there differences between leaders and managers? If so what are they? Are leaders necessarily those who command us? Are there different types of leadership? How do we recognize a real leader from a false one? This book will help you to find the answers. The Ladder to Transpersonal Leadership includes elements of leadership theories and approaches gathered into a socio – ecological approach, which considers the interaction among processes, person, context and time. When a leader becomes transpersonal, in other words when he or she reaches a global consciousness, he or she moves from local, regional and organizational contexts to a global context. The book is divided into eleven parts, …show more content…
We point out that exerting influence is not enough to be a leader, but we consider that is necessary to influence using socially acceptable principles which yield welfare and benefits to all followers. In this step, we point out that the leader must not use low order rewards, such as gifts or punishments. The leader should be centered on individuals and on the group and must value highly other people’s opinions and viewpoints. We also consider different forms of power used by leaders to convince his or her followers. We explored types of power such as expert, referent, reward, coercive, and legitimate. Additionally, we included the power by possession of information. We analyze the bases of power as related to democratic and participatory processes when setting group goals and …show more content…
In this section, we review some actions that Transpersonal leaders must promote and facilitate, they are manage his or her personal growth based on ethical and moral elements, facilitate others’ development so they achieve higher ethical and moral levels, guide his or her leadership considering his or her characteristics, his or her followers’ individualities and the contextual factors; combine internal and external motivation as fundamental factors for individual progress; move from the ego, to the organization, and to the society - using his or her self-knowledge, his or her organizational knowledge, his or her social knowledge, and his or her global knowledge - to provide and promote significant meaning in

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