Tuesday, August 28, 2007

A Transformational Leadership Movie

Transformational Leadership often involves taking charge of a situation that otherwise would have been failure, or at least failed to achieve its outcomes. When this creates losses in financial business, often times we can become frustrated or disappointed- when it costs lives, that's when it really means business, and human beings have the ability to stand up and take action.

On the subject of war, and fighting for what you believe in, here is a movie worth seeing:

Twelve O'clock High (1949)

A fantastic movie about leadership - a study of transactional, transitional and transformational leadership. Starring Gregory Peck, the movie is set in World War II and revolves around the 918th US Bomber group stationed in England . Although their commander is an efficient leader, he does not have what it takes to lead the team to victory, and they suffer heavy casualties .

Another commander replaces him, and effectively guides and leads the group to become one of the best bomber groups. He pushes his men to the limit and helps them discover their own strengths. This give them a sense of empowerment and pride in themselves.

It is available from Amazon.
Enjoy it, and I look forward to hearing your comments.

Warm regards

Richard

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Transformational Leadership: New Applications - papers and studies

Hello Transformational Leader

On Monday, Aug 6 2007, there was a gathering of researchers and authors of papers and studies on Transformational Leadership in Philadelphia, USA.

Some of the topics were:

- Spirituality, Values and Transformational Leadership: Relationship with Identity and Performance

- The Influence of Transformational Leadership on Newcomers’ Union Attitudes: A Longitudinal Study

- Moderator or Mediator? Examining the Role of Trust in the Transformational Leadership Paradigm

- Goal Commitment and Transformational Leadership: The Role of Productive Organizational Energy

If you are interested in finding out more about the above subjects and their applications, the following link provides access to all the authors email addresses:
http://program.aomonline.org/2007/submission.asp?mode=ShowSession&SessionID=1063

To your ongoing transformation

Warm regards

Richard

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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Jamaica considers Transformational Leadership

Recently the Jamaican Constabulary Force has considered using Transformational Leadership as a way to transform the quality and effectiveness of their forces. It seems that they are calling for change, yet have not reached the levels of transformation they are seeking.

In a land where violent crime is high, it seems that this is only the start of a long term change that is required to address a serious the serious social issues of murders and shootings.
The leading political parties have placed a great great reliance on the police to prevent and control crime.

For more detail on the full story, see below.
http://www.jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20070814/lead/lead9.html

Regards

Richard

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Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Authentic at the core

Hello

Well, the journey through building this website and delving deeper into what it takes has led to the topic of Authenticity. This is a fairly difficult thing to convey in writing as it is really about the way you experience yourself. My authenticity is completely different to yours, and yet there are some similarities. I would suggest that being authentic as a transformational leader is a key to having a powerful effect in the environments that you operate in. Without it, your effors would be hampered.

There is a great article on Where Transformational Leadership and Authenticity meet - check it out.

To your ongoing transformation and leadership

Warm regards

Richard



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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

New articles published to Articles section

Hello Transformational leaders.

There have been several new articles uploaded, with some great info on what it takes to be a transformational leader.

Here are the titles:

Are you a Transformational Leader?

Transformational leadership behaviors

Is business becoming more spiritual?

Please let me know what kind of information on Transformational leadership you are a looking for.

Have a great week!

Warm regards

Richard

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