Many a times we long to have the change we all long for and we don’t ever see it coming as it ought to. But as time goes on someone appears on the scene to announce what we want to see and like a ripple effect the main player appears on the scene.
WHAT IS TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP?
Transformational leadership is a style of leadership where a leader works with subordinates to identify needed change, creating a vision to guide the change through inspiration, and executing the change in tandem with committed members of a group. Transformational leadership serves to enhance the motivation, morale, and job performance of followers through a variety of mechanisms; these include connecting the follower’s sense of identity and self to a project and to the collective identity of the organization; being a role model for followers in order to inspire them and to raise their interest in the project; challenging followers to take greater ownership for their work, and understanding the strengths and weaknesses of followers, allowing the leader to align followers with tasks that enhance their performance.
We have various institutions that play vital roles in bringing forth transformational leaders. There are various roles these leaders play like a relay race, one starts the movement and the other does the final execution, until the change and development that the people want to see finally emerges.
The institutions that plays this role include the;
1. Family Institution
2. Religious Institution
3. Educational Institution
Every leader who has emerged in human history both the good, bad and ugly all emerge and are products of these institutions ranging from Hitler, Sterling, Mandela, Thatcher, Trump, Obama, Buhari, Kwame, Amin, Putin, Macron, Obasanjo, and the list could go on and on.
These institutions create platforms that shape our value systems, that define our characters and how we behave in the larger world.
Transformational Leadership brings the change the nation is looking for because they make use of the right values that have been passed unto them via these wonderful institutions.
Transformational Leaders learn the following through these institutions;
1. Spiritual Development
2. Intellectual Development
3. Emotional Development
4. Physical Development
5. Entrepreneurial Development
6. Relational/Social Development.
The effective usage of the information gotten is what transforms them from the inside out. The resultant effect of the change gotten is what ripple to the society at large. These ripple effect of the reason we have developed nations like America, Russia, Holland, Israel, Luxembourg, Finland, and many other nations.
I believe in Nigeria. My dream and first love. The only nation I am a bona fide stakeholder. I need no visa to travel to any state. I love my Nigeria. And the transformation we are looking is here.
I believe in you Naija.
And afterward I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.