Managers come and go, and some leave legacies that impact their employees for the rest of their lives. These leaders inspire the best qualities within their predecessors, who in turn become leaders that are creative, uplifting, and bold.
Why it matters: While bad leaders are transactional and stick to the chain of command, good leaders are transformational and reward taking risks and individuality. Transformational leaders also foster collaboration and ask individuals for their thoughts on matters before laying out complete game plans, leading to a healthier environment with highly engaged employees.
- A recent Gallup poll predicted a 70% difference in team engagement simply by getting acquainted with the boss.
- Transformational leaders ensure that their teams are heard and feel supported so that they’re not afraid to voice their opinions.
- It’s key for leaders to listen intently to the desires and necessities of their employees and to know when and how to give them support.