This document speaks to the concepts of Transformational Leadership and one example of how they can be applied.
The four basic questions that Quinn and Spreitzer (2004) would have you ask are:
- Intention – What result do I want to create?
- Integrity – Am I internally directed?
- Subordination – Am I other-focused?
- Adaptability – Am I externally open?
Only by asking these questions, can you move from a “Normal State” to the “Fundamental State of Leadership” in anything you do.
So, how is this tied to Technology?
In order for technology to be connected to your goals as a leader, you have to assess for each question whether or not technology is legitimate or whether it is a distraction.
In the first question, you have to establish your vision of what you want to accomplish. Now – is technology in it or is it absent from that picture of what you believe in?
In the second question, you are asking whether or not you are being authentic and true to your personal values. Now – is technology supportive of your personal values or is in conflict with them? Does technology co-exist in your world?
In the third question, you find your attachment to others. Since empathy is the focus, you are asking yourself if you believe in providing support, encouragement, coaching, etc. Now – does technology play a role in this? Do you see technology helping you to accomplish this or is it a stumbling block that is better put on the side while you deal with the human equation?
Finally, the fourth question asks you to consider whether or not you have an open mind. Are you encouraged by intellectual stimulation and do you seek expanded consciousness? Now – are you open to the views that are expressed with regards to technology? Can you embrace a future that utilizes technology to achieve new perspective and new values?
How did you do?