Who is a Transformational Leader?

A transformational leader takes you to someplace you’ve never been, without a pre-defined roadmap on how to get there. A transactional leader helps you implement a proven solution for a known situation. Martin Luther King transformed the way we looked at race and inclusion (transformational leadership). A CEO implements Six Sigma as a quality system to improve customer satisfaction and operating efficiency (transactional leadership).

Here is a short list of transformational leaders.

Martin Luther King

John Kennedy

Gandhi

Andrew Carnegie

Winston Churchill

Walt Disney

Benjamin Franklin

Steve Jobs

Eleanor Roosevelt

Margaret Thatcher

Abraham Lincoln

Florence Nightingale

Who would you add?