Transformational Leadership Theory : Transformational Leaders

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Throughout life, there are and have been leaders who have helped change and shape others view of the world by their charisma, strength, morals, and kindness. These particular people can help to create a vision along with intellectually stimulating people to broaden their horizons and to be successful in business and personal accomplishments. At one point of time, there was someone who I considered a leader, who motivated me by applying what is known as the Transformational Leadership Theory. Transformational leaders “inspire and empower” (LugoSantiago, 2016, p. 18) other individuals to become more well-rounded along with helping to achieve overall goals. With the Transformational Leadership Theory, leaders tend to encourage individuals to succeed because of the positive influences that they exhibit. In addition, there have been instances when a different managers’ attempt to apply a motivational theory did not seem to motivate and encourage me. This was due to the stress and lack of value that seemed to be a result of his demands. The theory that my other manager applied is known as Vroom’s Expectancy Theory. With Vroom’s Expectancy Theory, individuals are motivated by rewards, as opposed to the actual value of a presumed goal. Due to the lack of value that Vroom’s Expectancy Theory seemed to present, it was not successful and caused the opposite goal, which was the absence of motivation.
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