Advisors: Transactional or Transformational

Leaders tend to fall somewhere on the “transactional-transformational leadership” spectrum. A transactional leader typically uses the exchange of rewards for performance and focuses on keeping everyone in line in order to meet his and the organization’s goals. The transformational leader, on the other hand, focuses on the intrinsic needs of team members, motivating performance by ensuring the interests and goals of the team members and the organization are aligned. The transformational leaders I’ve worked with …
Can your organization thrive if its strategy doesn’t align with operations? Maybe. Maybe you’ll be successful despite this misalignment; maybe for a short time at least. For a short time, if you have a stellar pool of talented advisors and leaders, loyal clients, and awesome products and services, then the misalignment can be masked for a while. Eventually, however, top talent will recognize the disconnect and leave–or worse, become disengaged, potentially leading to desertion …

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