Definitions for "Transformational leadership"
A systematic form of leadership focusing on change and innovation. According to Bernard Bass, it is a form of leadership occurring when leaders "broaden and elevate the interests of their employees, when they generate awareness and acceptance of the purposes and the mission of the group and when they stir their employees to look beyond their own self-interest for the good of the group"
A way of leadership which is more developmental and constructive for both individuals and the organization. Transformational leaders act as role models encouraging employees to be innovative and thus achieve a collective vision.
this view of leadership tries to restore the idea of leaders possessing special gifts and abilities. The transformational leader is the leader who is able to energize, align, and excite followers by providing a compelling vision of the future. Some have argued the identification of the transformational leadership style is the result of research methodology, which encourages people to fantasize about socially distant leaders.