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Haters Gonna Hate, Transformational Leaders Gonna

Motivate…Trina Gregory, Amber Skinner, Donna Witt

Adventures in Realism:

Who knows this type of student?

• High achieving, but without the grades• Determined beyond reality • Helicopter parents

Who was this type of student?• Who or what convinced you to change

your mind?

Effective Leadership

• What affect does my leadership have on student success?

• How does student success affect my success as an advisor?

• Through leadership how can I help students find themselves?


• Challenge- to find a leadership method that addresses all levels of high achieving students, the good and the bad, and provides them motivation, honesty, and consideration.


Why bother implementing new leadership strategies?

ANSC -Year Total2010 727

2011 822

2012 847

2013 1010

2014 1072

BCBP-Year Total2010 279

2011 299

2012 326

2013 369

2014 423

• Animal Science increased- 47.46%• Biochemistry & Genetics increased- 51.61%

Reporting Program Highlights107

GradeANSC 107 – Fall 2013

Student GPAANSC 107 – Spring 2014

Student GPAA 3.350 3.357B 2.824 2.815

C 2.398 2.384D 1.958 2.021

Grade in ANSC 107 % with D or F in ChemistryA 5.10%B 20.13%C 54.26%D 38.00%*

Prepare yourselves!

• Form groups for discussion• Hollywood filming

What would your response be?

• YouTube Video– Follow this link: http://youtu.be/n12oIhTDU7U

– Follow this link: http://youtu.be/UJDpGcQ2vVU


• Consider the skit and videos– The first situation

• Student being pressured by parent– Second situation

• A defiant student– Third situation

• Overly emotional

ENTER:Transformational Leadership


• Theory developed by James MacGregorBurns in 1978

• Leaders and followers help advance each other to a higher level of morality and motivation

• Transformational leaders are able to inspire followers to change expectations, perceptions, and motivations to work toward their goals

Transactional Leadership

• Maintains and communicates policies and procedures

• Leaders are aware of the link between the effort and the reward and the lack thereof, but do not promote motivation or empowerment

• “Keeps the ship afloat” by focusing concern on maintaining the normal flow of operations

• Our students have the necessary resources and knowledge to complete their degree plan

• BUT when they leave our office are they truly motivated to be successful at reaching their potential and accomplishing their goals?

• OR do they think all we have done was “hate” on them and crush their dreams?

Comparing the TwoTransactional Transformational

Leadership is responsive to situations in a methodical and controlled manner

Leadership is proactive in response to situations using change and adaptation

Works within the department culture-Correct actions will improve performance

Works to implement new ideas in the departmental culture, focusing on creativity and initiative

Concerned with processes Concerned with forward thinkingFocused on efficiency of established routines

Focused on providing individualconsideration

Transactional vs. Transformational

• YouTube Video– Follow this link:


Identifying Basic Differences

There’s so many opportunities other than professional


I never knew I had other options!

How can we become Transformational Leaders?

• Leaders encourage intellect which motivates students to act beyond their original plan.

• We inspire students and help identify strengths and weaknesses

• Distinguished by their ability in relation to the four “I’s”

The Four “I’s”• Individual Consideration

– Adapt leadership style to the various personalities, needs, and skills of each individual student

– Act more as a mentor or coach as opposed to a strict, cold communicator of policies and procedures.

– Show concern for each students’ well-being as a person not just as students trying to complete a degree plan on time.

The Four “I’s”• Intellectual Stimulation

– Encourages creativity and fosters innovation of new and progressive ideas by challenging the student’s assumption of themselves and what they think they can and cannot do.

– React to students’ mistakes and failures in a way that shows you supported their risk in taking the course or their risk in following their dreams of professional school.

– Give support, provide resources for new options and career paths, and break down their barrier to change.

– Approach their problems as learning opportunities not moments of weakness

– Encourage independent thinking outside of social or family pressures to succeed.

The Four “I’s”• Inspirational Motivation

– Exude inspiration and motivation to the student

– Guide them in a direction by setting forth a vision and a strategy for their new goal

– Motivate them to bring their best every time: to every advising appointment, to every class, and to every task they set forth in doing, by expressing your passion for their success and by communicating your optimism and your confidence in them

– Inspire them to continuously be searching for ways to engage their talents

– Celebrate their success in the little things.

The Four “I’s”

• Idealized Influence– Requires you to do no more than everything

you’re asking of them– Embody idealized influence– Be a role model by acting with honesty and

integrity in all of your interactions with them– Your students will begin to subconsciously take

on your positive outlook and vision for their future. This will, in turn, instill confidence in them.

Implementing Transformational Leadership?

• You can be a great leader without being a transformational leader, but are you “your best you”?– Identifying your strengths and weaknesses– Behaviors frequently exhibited– Incorporate the four “I’s”

Ask yourself these questions!

1. Am I clear on my own purpose when advising?

– How is your purpose linked to that of your department?

– Are you clearly articulating your purpose as a motivator and resource to students?

Ask yourself these questions!

2. Am I clear on what drives each student individually? – How can you get better clarity on this? – How can you help them link their strengths to

an end goal?

Ask yourself these questions!

3. What is my impact on the student? – How do they feel about

themselves after interacting with me?

Ask yourself these questions!

4. What are my core advising values? – Do I exhibit these core values in each and

every advising appointment and in the daily actions I take?

– What would my students say about my core values?


We have provided a survey as a handout that we have taken and that

you may take that will help you transition from a

“HATER” to a transformational leader/motivator.

Adapted from: Clark, D.R. (2011). Transformational Leadership Survey. Retrieved from http://nwlink.com/~donclark/leader/transformational_survey.html


“A good leader inspires confidence in the leader, a great leader inspires people’s confidence in themselves”


Thank you!

Amber SkinnerDepartment of Animal ScienceMajor: Animal ScienceOptions: Production and [email protected]

Donna WittDepartment of Animal ScienceMajor: Animal ScienceOptions: Production and [email protected]

Trina GregoryDepartment of Biochemistry and BiophysicsMajors: Biochemistry and [email protected]

References• Bass, B.M (1985) Leadership and performance beyond expectations. New York: Free

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transformational leadership. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.• Bass, B. & Avolio, B. (1994b). Transformational leadership and organizational culture.

International Journal of Public Administration. • Burns, J.M. (1978) Leadership. New York: Harper & Row • Northouse, Peter G. (2001). Leadership Theory and Practice, second edition.

Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.• Ozgoli Mohammad (2004) Strategic Perspective Leadership. Tehran, Imam Hossein

University Publications.