The Importance Of Culture And Transformational Leadership
When you play for more than just the guys on the field, you can achieve the inner satisfaction and peace of mind that come from being part of something much larger than yourself.
- Jim Tressel
This type of mindset is created in programs with a culture committed to transformational leadership.
When teams are committed to something bigger than themselves:
a. They act in ways that are beyond personal concerns and personal gain.
b. They are committed to a singular vision that motivates them into action.
Transformational leadership is based on a team’s willingness to embrace change.
To adapt to change:
1. A team has to support a mindset of learning.
2. Have clear and concise communication between leaders and followers.
3. Create meaningful connections and appreciation for everyone that is part of the team.
4. Highlight diversity and the many skill sets that each individual brings to the team.
5. Service to others, leaders and followers put others first, act in a selfless manner, and believe in the success of the team as a whole.
This starts with leaders who:
i. Instill pride
ii. Articulate purpose
iii. Focus on the efforts of the followers
iv. Leaders are committed to developing followers into future leaders
On the end, creating a culture based on transformational leadership starts by cultivating intrinsic motivation, and by empowering others to choose vs trying to control.