Renowned international speaker Jim Bagnola, trainer for NASA, NATO and the Secret Service, returns to Romania next month where he will be hosting a series of training sessions on the subject of Transformational Leadership.
The training sessions are scheduled to last one day and they will be taking place in Timișoara (the 2nd of June), Cluj-Napoca (the 4th of June) and Bucharest (the 11th of June).
This event will mark a premiere on the Romanian local training market, being the first time Romanian managers will learn about a new leadership method: Transformational Leadership that bases itself on the transformation of team members into individuals that go beyond their self interest for the good of the group and of their organization. “The best way to understand the difference between approaches of leadership is to contrast transactional with transformational. Transactional is the most utilized approach. The objective is exclusively results and appeals to self-interest. The focus is on extrinsic motivation; pay, promotion, and external rewards. It is top-down management. Transformational leadership appeals to intrinsic motivation. It appeals to higher values of the individual for the good of society”, says Jim Bagnola.
The transformational leader is not only interested in the individual growing as a business person, but also growing as a human being. She/He is committed to something higher that is to do what is good and right for the community, employees and shareholders. The leader and the organization invests in who the people are who they are becoming as people. In addition, the leaders grow themselves as people. The approach is emphasized by working on yourself, getting uncomfortable with the status quo, good and right intentions, responsibility and the individual being at cause, accountability, and constructive conflict.
According to Jim Bagnola “Transformational leadership removes several myths: We don’t need an individual genius at the top, we need a collaborative endeavor. Leaders are developed, not born. There is no need for a charismatic extrovert, anyone can exercise influence over others. You do not need formal confirmation to lead. There are not a common set of traits among leaders you must however be adaptable to the needs of followers and the situation”.
The participants will leave the sessions with a set of steps to align the organization’s or team’s culture, management and leadership style, operations and strategy. This helps create a healthy team or organization. The major result the individual will have at the end of the training will be to become more authentic and vulnerable herself/himself and will be able to teach the team to do the same by using the same exercises. “They will understand how not to be self-deceived, how to have vulnerability based trust, how to be more human; meaning not so perfect and how to avoid being seduced into thinking you are doing the right things in the workplace”, explains Jim Bagnola.
• The trainees will learn how not to be self-deceived, how to have vulnerability based trust, how to be more human – meaning not so perfect – and how to avoid being seduced into thinking they are doing the right things in the workplace;
• Transformational leadership appeals to intrinsic motivation. It appeals to higher values of the individual for the good of society. The transformational leader is not only interested in the individual growing as a business person but also growing as a human being;
• Transformational leadership removes several myths: We don’t need an individual genius at the top, we need a collaborative endeavor. Leaders are developed not born. There is no need for a charismatic extrovert, anyone can exercise influence over others. You do not need formal confirmation to lead. There are not a common set of traits among leaders you must however be adaptable to the needs of followers and the situation.
Further information about the event is available on Jim Bagnola’s website www.jimbagnola.ro.
About Jim Bagnola
Born in Canton, Ohio, and now residing in Austin, Texas, Jim has traveled to more than 70 countries for both adventure and work. He is an avid sports fan, health enthusiast, and lifelong reader. He was educated in political science and communications at the University of Akron and has been a certified stress-management instructor since 1975.
He is also an executive coach to Fortune 500 company leaders. He has had varied professions throughout his life: He owned his own business, held corporate VP positions, served on university administrations, and managed world-famous magician, Doug Henning.
Jim is a member of the National Speakers Association and has earned the designation of Certified Speaking Professional, which qualifies him as one of North America’s top-rated speakers. Fewer than five hundred professional speakers worldwide have been awarded this designation. He is also currently a senior partner with the consulting firm, The Leadership Group, and is a visiting faculty member of Western Management Development Center in Denver.
Jim highly values his on-going opportunity of influencing and interacting meaningfully with thousands of people in both private and public-sector organizations, including Shell Oil Company, Kroger Company, U.S. Department of State, Department of the Air Force, NASA, NATO, and United Nations.