Transformational leadership models are grounded in a world view of self-interest. But the exclusive Pursuit of self-interest is found wanting by most ethicists (Gini, 1995, 1996; Rosenthal & Buchholz, 1995). Authentic transformational leadership provides a more reasonable and realistic Concept of self- a self that is connected to friends, family, and community whose welfare may be More important to oneself than one’s own. Burns (1978) discussed leadership as transforming, and on occasion, as transformational.
Both the leader and the led are transformed – sharply changed in performance and outlook. Billionaire computer tycoon. Astute predictor of future technology. People have described Bill Gates in many ways. But he is more than just the world richest man and the most influential transformational leader in field business and commerce, not only in the United States but also throughout the world. Under his leadership, Microsoft revolutionized computing and became one of the most important competitors in the internet and media business.
The Multitasking Leader
Bill Gates is known as having a high skill in “parallel processing” and “multitasking” and his seen as most adept in accomplishing several tasks at the same time. In order to create followers, the leader has been very careful in creating trust, and their personal integrity is a critical part of the package that they are selling of the brand Microsoft. This shows how this leader is effective, selling themselves as well as the vision.
Burns (1978) described transformational leadership as a process in which “leaders and followers raise one another to higher levels of morality and motivation”. The Leadership is transformational in the context here, its charisma or idealized influence is envisioning and confident, and sets high standards for emulation. Recent literature underscores the spiritual dimensions of such influence (Fairholm, 1998, part V; Kanungo & Mendonca, 1996, pp. 87ff.), as well as the moral dimensions of the influence process itself (Kanungo & Mendonca, 1996, pp. 52-56).
The behaviors of authentic transformational leadership and the attributions given to transformational leadership on a moral basis; that is the process of vision articulation and choice are matters of moral concern, not just the consequences. It is the presence or absence of such a moral foundation of the leader as a moral agent that grounds the distinction between authentic versus pseudo-transformational leadership.
Contrast authentic and pseudo-transformational leadership of Bill Gates are:
- Idealized influence (or charisma)
- Inspirational motivation
- Intellectual stimulation
- Individualized consideration
Leading Moral Components of Transformational Leadership
Bill Gates’s (Leadership Dynamic and Ethical concern) Idealized influence: Bass (1958, pp. 182-85) summed up the importance of the values Held by a transformational leader in determining his or her actions. Bill Gates as a leader Predominate and whether he is manipulative.
Bill Gates’s inspirational motivation of transformational leadership provides followers with challenges and meaning for engaging in shared goals and undertakings.
The inspirational appeals of the authentic transformational leader tend to focus on the best in people – on harmony Bill Gates donates money through his charitable foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is also one of the most generous givers.
Bill Gates’s intellectual stimulation of transformational leadership incorporates an open architecture dynamic into the process of situation evaluation, vision formulation, and patterns of implementation. Whether the leader’s program is open to dynamic transcendence and spirituality or is closed propaganda and a ’line’ to follow.
The transformational leader treats each follower as an individual And provides coaching, mentoring, and growth opportunities (Bass, 1985). In this aspect, followers are treated as ends or means, whether or not their unique dignity and interests are respected. Conclusion In the context-specific, Bill Gates introduced windows when there was boom for computers and other software’s. When the market was budding up in the late ’80s. If Bill Gates would not have bought that technology at that time he would not have a situation to introduce them later.
It’s like in good old days Bill Gates already made all important decisions. Hence it is a situation based leadership This role and function of leadership is an important task in any business organization from the above discussion, it is clear that leaders should have a vision, be creative, innovative, take important decisions in the organization, and effective leadership qualities to lead.
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