Weaknesses And Strengths Of The Transformational Leadership Style

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Everybody have weaknesses and strengths in their leadership management style. Each style has evolved through social influences for changes. There are leadership styles that are warranted for every situation in order to effectively moderate a resolved outcome. One of the leadership style that I have adopted is the transformational leadership style. It was first introduced by James MacGregor Burns in 1978 on the emphasis that “leaders and followers help each other to advance to a higher level of morale and motivation” (1) by changing its culture through moral standards that benefit the company, establishment and/or society. Some of the leadership style’s strengths are developing an effective way to doing tasks, identifying what is not working, …show more content…
Its weaknesses put leaders at higher risk and in conflict with other people who are resistance to change. I served in the military for over eleven years and believed to develop some of the strengths through organizational changes that focus on improving the Army’s combat capability and readiness. At the individual level, I am convinced that everyone could change if given a chance, but this ideology of mine was identified by two individuals as having flaws. One of the individual is a pharmacist from St. Louis, Missouri who I have known for 30 years, and the other is a classmate with whom I associated a lot during the last two years in the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy program. During my interviews with them, both commented on one important weakness that would deter my passion as a career pharmacist. I want to open an independent pharmacy and change the system that benefits both the team and customers. Based on her 20 years experiences and his comprehension of lectures, they both advised me that the changes that I proposed will be the biggest obstacle I must overcome before enacting on this …show more content…
A great example is about my weight loss program that I have been trying for the last 20 years. I made promises to my wife that I will lose 50 pounds over the year but it never come to light. I would tell her this summer I will do this and that, go on a diet, or exercise more, but nothing really happened. In fact, I gained weight each year. Even when I was trying, the goal wasn’t realistic. Example, 4 months ago, I invented a suit that increase my core temperature, thus increasing my metabolism which resulted in increased daily calorie burned. With mild exercise and proper diet, I would be able to lose weight each day. I conducted a 3 month-trial. In the first 30 days, I lose 20 pounds; therefore, I set a monthly weight loss goal of 20 pound per month. But I didn’t factor in obstacles that will constraint the process. For example, my body will take time to adjust to the diet. Exams, activities, and assignments from the pharmacy program consumed the majority of my time. Thus, the motivation to continue the weight loss trial will drizzle to a halt. After 3 months, this was obvious. I stop exercising and my diet changed. Although I am not losing or gaining weight, my goal was unrealistic due to the circumstances. If I had set a lower monthly goal, I would be motivated to continue with the weight loss trial.

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