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What is Idealized Influence

Contemporary Multicultural Orientations and Practices for Global Leadership
Leaders they act in a way that will encourage subordinates to follow their actions or behavior.
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Examining the Role of Green Transformational Leadership on Promoting Green Organizational Behavior
Chipo Mukonza (Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa) and Ilze Swarts (Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-6286-3.ch011
This chapter examines the role of green transformational leadership on promoting green organizational behavior. Green transformational leadership has been found to be influencing green organizational behavior. The study uses content analysis and website analysis. Nedbank is used in the chapter as an archetype of an organization with a green transformational leadership which has influenced green organizational behavior. Four characteristics of green transformational leadership namely idealized influence, inspirational motivation, intellectual stimulation, and individualized consideration were used. The leadership engages its customer and rewards them for green behavior which is important for intellectual stimulation and motivating their employees. The study contributes to the body of knowledge on green transformational behavior by confirming the relationship. The chapter recommends that more trainings and educational awareness on green values be provided to the management so that ultimately this are emulated and practiced by their employees.
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Exploring the Transformational Head Teachers' Diversity Practices in Primary Schools of Bangladesh
The term “idealized influence” in transformational leadership refers to a leader's charismatic and inspiring traits that win their followers' regard, confidence, and respect. Leaders who wield idealized influence serve as role models by exhibiting the virtues and conduct that they demand of their followers.
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Transformational Leadership and Innovative Work Behavior of Employees: Two Sides of the Story
One of the factors of transformational leadership. Describes those who are acting like exemplary and ethical role models for their followers. These leaders instill pride, and gain respect and trust.
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Exploring Transformational Head Teachers' Practices of Digitalization in the Primary School
Idealized influence describes a leader's capacity to inspire people and win their respect, confidence, and admiration. The perception of leaders with idealized influence is that they are charismatic, dependable, and have high ethical standards. They represent the ideals and traits that admirers and followers strive to imitate.
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