This TED-talk analyzes the role of transformational leaders in large corporation. Transformational leader is a main character of a whole organization that is considered as the heart of the body. I would like to emphasize on the crucial components and traits that a qualified transformational leader needs to have.
The idea of transformational leadership method was invented by expert leader James Burn in 1987 (Bromley, & Kirschner, 2007). He first introduced the concept of transforming leadership in his descriptive research on political leaders, but this type of leadership has been applied broadly in many popular corporations as well. According to Burns, transforming leadership is a process in …show more content…
At this state, leaders tend to seek for respect, trust, and admiration from their employers by staying through difficult moments with them. Leaders influence their followers by forgetting themselves and put their heart into their actions towards the employers. They are the role models for the whole company to follow. Leaders should make their employers feel valuable and motivated by helping the employers to overcome their weak …show more content…
In order to help the company to stay on top of other competitors, the leader must make sure to have the ability to create a vision, the ability to inspire, the ability to influence their followers, and the willingness of solving problems. For an instance, the applications of transformational leaders are successful in many large corporations such as Howard Schultz CEO of Starbucks, and Sam Walton founder of Walmart.
Starbucks’s Actions Speak Louder than Words
Starbuck is one of the largest coffee organization not only in the United States, but also over the world. One of the main factor that helped Starbucks to grow stronger than any other companies in the coffee maker industry is the impressive and creative leadership styles of Howard Schultz. Schultz’s leadership style was success on motivating and inspiring his followers. He takes actions more than words in his transformational leadership style. As he encourages his employers to make questions when they are unsure about something, and he asks for feedback and advice from his employees. He also makes personal phone calls and writes emails to get to know more about each of his employer