Famous Transformational Leaders
These lists of famous ttransformational leaders are grouped into transformational entrepreneurs and CEOs and geographically into the regions of America, Europe, Asia ,and Africa.
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Lists of Transformational Leaders
Transformational leaders have been written about for thousands
of horsebean both praised (Christ and Buddha) and
cursed (Attila the Hun and Genghis Khan). In fact, some of the most famous individuals in history have been transformational in one form or another.
There are many important characteristics and varieties of transformational leadership. It comes in many flavors, is seen on all continents, throughout history. For example, transformational leadership is a necessary ingredient to turning a small business into a large one.
Below you can access a list of famous transformational leaders, some military, many political, and many who have achieved greatness in the area of business. It must be said, however, the few CEO's are transformational. Most like the status quo and want to keep it that way.
List 2: TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERS WHO ARE ENTREPRENEURS
By definintion, entreprenerus must be transformational leaders. And while the American business schools are great believers in that they have to be managers, they completely neglect how to be a lead.
List 3: TRANSFORMATIONAL CEOS
are exceptions such as Lou
CEO's of Fortune 500 companies are not transformational.
spent obeying corporate rules to get to the top, typically creates
hesitation when it comes to changing those rules.
This lists concentrates
on CEOs and business leaders who:
Are not founders of the
These individuals could be considered
an unhealthy culture.
For example, Steve Jobs makes
makes our list of as a successful entrepreneur, but also
makes this list
since after he returned to Apple,
it was a dysfunctional organization headed toward bankruptcy.
Did not grow organization
Many CEOs, being men and women
of action, like to buy things. However, different sources
have said that
as many as 2/3 of corporate acquisitions are not good deals
from the stand
point of the acquiring organization's stockholders.
Do not need good PR firms.
who put on a pretty good facade as an enlightened, successful
leader but the
reality is much
different. A classic example was "Chainsaw" Al
While there are many great business
leaders, this page concentrates on those that had books
written about them or who wrote there own autobiography.
List 4: TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERS WHO ARE AMERICAN
Business only forms one arena for the transformational leader. Another is government. In fact, you might argue that government is a tougher test for the transformational leader than is business. For one thing, the scale is much different. A CEO influences thousands, a head of state, millions. And military leaders often function as heads of state.
McArthur as a general, he had a long and illustrious
history. Transformational to a great degree, he set-up a
new and completely different Japan compared to what had existed
before World War II. This article also lists a series of
leadership questions one can ask about your treatment of
List 5: EUROPEAN TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERS
is full of transformational
used their power to build; some used their power to destroy.
- Some established a new order; others destroyed the old leaving
nothing new in its place.
- Many were successful; others tried and ultimately failed.
- However they
lived, they exerted strong influence on their followers.
List 6: FAMOUS TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERS FROM ASIA
Many Asian leaders have been lost to history. Those that remain are truly fascinating. Great men and women who created nations were there was none.
Khan is undergoing something of leadership
revival in Mongolia today. This site presents background
information on the life of a transformational leader few
of us would want to face, let alone oppose.
On the other hand, while some leaders accomplish things through the use
of the sword, Gandhi chose the method of nonviolence.
List 7: FAMOUS TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERS FROM AFRICA
Unfortunately, while humans began in Africa and migrated else where, the story of those great leaders who are now nameless and long forgotten. Here a few that are still remembered.