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Transformational Leadership

The Big Idea for Tuesday, February 26, 2013

According to Fred Hassan, you need to look beyond short-term numbers to truly gauge a leader's success. Indeed, one of the keys to turning business challenges into success is the ability to create, or where necessary, reinvent, an organizational culture. 

According to Hassan, business leaders in every industry need to learn to be authentic, purposeful and connected to their organization in order to serve as a role model for a successful team. That is where transformational leadership begins. As Hassan argues, pushing for short-term gain at the expense of creating a productive culture simply doesn't work. 


  1. 1 Redefining Leadership to Reinvent Success
    Jonathan Fowler and Elizabeth Rodd Big Think TV
  2. 2 Can Leaders Be Measured Like Baseball Players?
    Gautam Mukunda
  3. 3 You Can't Hurry Change: How To Not Burn Through Billions
    Fred Hassan
  4. 4 The Key to Leadership: An Inclusive Touch
    Ranjay Gulati

Transformational Leadership

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