Watch the video “How Great Leaders Inspire Action (Links to an external site.),” a classic Ted Talk, of the leadership philosophy of Simon Sinek, a consultant and author of the book “Start with Why.” Sinek contends that inspirational leadership addresses the question of why (i.e., what’s your purpose?). In this video, Sinek explores how leaders can inspire cooperation, trust, and change.
- Discuss examples of the transformational leadership behaviors discussed in the video. Discuss the importance of vision when using transformational leadership.
- Describe people who you consider to be transformational leaders—either people you know from your own work experiences or people you have learned about through the business press. What aspects of their leadership style would classify them as transformational leaders?
- Search for the mission statement of two or three companies for which you might want to work someday in the dental feild. Is this an organizational vision that you would find motivating? If so, why? If not, how should the mission statement be re-written?
Please discuss in relation to this week’s chapter readings. Support your discussion with at least one credible scholarly resource beyond the article. Do not use the textbook as a source.