Transformational leadership is a leadership style that emphasizes inspiring and motivating followers to achieve a common goal.



  • Transformational leaders are known for inspiring and empowering their team members and creating a sense of shared purpose and vision.
  • Transformational leadership involves encouraging innovation, creativity, and continuous learning and fostering a culture of growth and development.
  • Transformational leaders typically exhibit high levels of emotional intelligence and are skilled at building relationships and communication with their team members.
  • The transformational leadership style is often associated with improved team performance, higher job satisfaction and engagement levels, and increased employee retention.


  • ARTICLE: OCT 2014 21st Century Military Leadership | Psychology Today
    • Main Points:
      • Develop an egalitarian instead of an authoritarian leadership style and philosophy.
      • The modern military leader must be transformational, not transactional, in his or her leadership philosophy.
      • Military leaders must be culturally savvy.
      • They must quickly adapt to new technology.
      • The rules of engagement have changed.
  • ARTICLE: FEB 2009 Why the Military Produces Great Leaders (
    • Main Points:
      • Hold high levels of responsibility and authority at low levels of organizations.
      • Military leadership is based on a set of values that are instilled through training and experience.
      • Leadership qualities are formed in a progressive and sequential series of carefully planned training, educational, and experiential events.
      • Members are trained to be decisive, adaptable, and resilient.
      • Leaders are trained to be effective communicators.