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All transformational leaders possess similar qualities. They are empathetic, visionary, passionate and inspirational. Transformational leaders impact an organization by increasing their employees’ job performance, morale and motivation.

Becoming a transformational leader within your organization requires you to develop a vision and create a culture to carry out that vision. With practice and determination, any person can develop into a transformational leader.

Do you want to know where you stand as a leader? Use the following checklist to assess your current transformational leadership qualities.

Inspirational Qualities

  • I promote a culture of professional and personal growth.
  • I remove barriers to growth and achievement within my organization.
  • I motivate and encourage employees to see beyond self-interests.
  • I model behavior that inspires my employees.

Visionary Qualities

  • I have a vision for my organization.
  • I clearly communicate my vision to all stakeholders.
  • I look for solutions instead of problems.

Empathetic Qualities

  • I practice and promote active listening when interacting with others.
  • I understand the emotions of my employees and how different environments affect them.
  • I know which leadership style inspires employees within my organization.

Personal Qualities

  • I am enthusiastic and passionate about the work within my organization.
  • I act on the messages and concepts that I share with colleagues and my employees.
  • I avoid indecision and inaction.
  • I encourage authentic dialogue and open communication with employees.

Emotional Intelligence

  • I possess a positive sense of self-worth.
  • I consistently display integrity and honesty.
  • I possess a readiness to seize new opportunities as they become available.
  • I possess an internal standard of excellence.

Appreciative Qualities

  • I show people how to use their strengths to make positive contributions to my organization.
  • I let my employees know that I value their contributions.
  • I give my employees a sense of belonging and encourage collaboration.

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