Technically, transformational leadership is a leadership style, one useful in getting others to change. We have taken this one step further—emphasizing the importance of self-improvement and self-mastery. After all, how can you expect someone else to change if you are unwilling to do so yourself?
“He who stops being better — stops being good.” — Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658), Lord Protector of the Commonwealth
The 4 Key Competencies of Transformational Leaders
1. The Transformational Mind-set
You can’t Innovate if you don’t have a transformational mind-set
This is essential if you want to better use the most important asset you have — your mind.
Competency 3: The Skill of Building Skills
“One cannot learn leadership just by reading books and sitting in a classroom. It’s really learned by practice and skill-based learning.” — M. Johannsen
If you don’t know how to develop skills, you keep falling further behind those that do.
Ability 4: Social Influence
If you know what you are doing, you can influence without authority—the Holy Grail of personal influence.