Transformative leadership in nursing | NURSING | Alabama State University
The transformational leadership style focuses on motivating and inspiring employees through their values, beliefs and needs. This style is known for its ability to encourage creativity, collaboration and satisfaction amongst teams. Also, leaders who are transformational tend to be more open-minded and willing to consider the viewpoints of others. This can lead them gain respect from their employees as well as increase satisfaction. The weaknesses of transformational leaders include overbearing and micromanaging behavior, as well as the lack structure that can result if expectations aren’t clearly defined.
According to the Leader-Member Exchange theory (LMX), relationships between staff and managers are at different levels based on how trustful they are. This creates an “in” group where certain individuals receive preferential treatment while others do not which can lead to feelings of unfairness or resentment among team members if left unchecked. Strong bonds are created between leaders and followers that foster loyalty. However, creating groups within an organization based on status differences or resources is considered a weakness.