Plz help me with these set of questions.1)    General Electric was composed of one hundred businesses, before Jack Welch became the CEO.When  he  became  the  CEO  he  streamlined  the ...

Plz help me with these set of questions.

1)    General Electric was composed of one hundred businesses, before Jack Welch became the CEO.When  he  became  the  CEO  he  streamlined  the  organization  by  selling  businesses  and  acquired new  ones. He  recreated  the  organization  and  made  it  a  profitable firm  in  the world.  Thus Jack Welch  became  the  greatest  Transformational  leader  in  the  world.  What  makes  a Transformational leader so?

2)    What are the different precautions should be taken by a job seeker while attaining  interviews?

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giorgiana1976 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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1) There are special circumstances,when the leaders have a bold new vision and they send it to their subordinates, winning their dedication and involvement. Such a leadership is called transformational leadership, because the leader changes,in a decisive manner,the beliefs and attitudes of subordinates, to matchthem to the new vision.

Transformational leader is "responsible" for a double transformation: first, transformation of subordinates, and second, transformation of the whole organization.

In an organization, change can be seen both as a chance to change a particular state which is not satisfactory, and as a threatening situation of current positions and privileges. Whatever the case, its implementation is proving to be extremely difficult, as a result of combined action of a series of cases that may have a negative impact on organizational change process.

Of course, all leaders, regardless of type,are dealing with th change. But change also has many facets. Transformational leader is "responsible" for the profound and positive change of people and organizations he leads, he is "responsible" to their change with the agreement and unconditional support of subordinates, who believe and follow the leader's vision.

As I've said, change is the responsibility of the leader, but organizational transformation is the responsibility of the transformational leader. He is not making only changes that would streamline the activity of the organization, changes pursued by any leader, but profound transformations of people and organization.

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A transformational leader focuses on "transforming" others to help each other, to look out for each other, to be encouraging and harmonious, and to look out for the organization as a whole. With this leadership, the leader enhances the motivation, morale and performance of his followers through a variety of mechanisms. These include connecting the follower's sense of identity and self to the mission and the collective identity of the organization; being a role model for followers that inspires them; challenging followers to take greater ownership for their work, and understanding the strengths and weaknesses of followers, so the leader can align followers with tasks that optimizes their performance.

 The transformational leader offers followers something more than just working for self gain, such as an inspiring mission or vision. The leader transforms and motivates followers through his or her idealized influence, intellectual stimulation and individual consideration. In addition, this leader encourages followers to come up with new and unique ways to challenge the status quo and to alter the environment to support being successful.

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