Transformational Leadership Example: Steve Jobs “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower” - Steve Jobs
Leadership Factors • Stimulates innovation & creativeness • Challenges followers • Supportive climate • Act as coaches & advisors to encourage self-actualization & focuses on ‘transforming’ • Creates valuable & positive change
Job Components • Focus • Innovation & creativity • Passion • High level of involvement • Effective Communication of high expectations • Attention to detail • Vision & drive
The 4 I’s • Idealized Influence • Ability to act as strong role models • Inspirational Motivation • High standards of ethical & moral conduct • Intellectual Stimulation • Ability to stimulate innovation & creativity • Individual Consideration • Provide a supportive climate & listen to followers
A True Transformational Leader • What sets Steve Jobs apart from the great leaders of the past? • His ability to take on challenges of being successful in a world of many competitors with the rapid capability to replicate ideas. • His ability to inspire individuals and audiences, employees and investors, the public and competitors. • He always knew what the public wanted before they did, leading the market rather than relying on market research.