Definition of Transformational Leader

This theory is first presented by James MacGregor Burns. According to him, the transformational leader brings changes within the company by inspiring his followers to accept the changes or be the change factor for others. It changes the perception, attitude, and motivation of workers to achieve the common goals. This leader enables people to achieve beyond their perceptions and capabilities. He gives them clear direction, works with them on their weaknesses, and improves teamwork culture.


This is achieved by giving more freedom and accountability on an individual level to bring new innovative ideas or solve the known problems. Experienced employees are given the freedom to mentor and train the inexperienced employees, taken timely decisions, and introduced solutions to problems. This puts the company on the path to success.

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