Transformational Characteristics for Business Leaders

Transformation is another word for change. The word change often conjures images or feelings of having something unwanted occurring or being thrust upon. Aspects of change that may lessen the resistance factor to the implementation of something new is to model traits of transformational leaders.

These traits include:

  • Idealized Influence – the leader is seen to “walk the talk” and is emulated for this.
  • Inspirational Motivation – having and presenting with clarity a vision that inspires others.
  • Individualized Consideration – personal attention to each team member develops trust.
  • Intellectual Stimulation – teams are encouraged to question and to be creative.

The end result of these transformational traits being in place is a cohesive group that continues to grow in terms of creativity and action that is considered by the group to be integrated with the values of the company and the work being undertaken.

What is your experience with modelling this type of leadership in your business?

Marie-Helene Sakowski – Business Consultant Change & Transition –

SWN – Lunch & Learn Featuring – Val Michaud “The Mustard Queen” April 9/19

Saskatoon Women’s Network (SWN) Presents a – Dynamic Lunch & Learn Speaker – Tuesday April 9th 2019

“The Queen of Mustard” – Val Michaudof Gravelbourg Mustard –

Val has appeared on the “Dragon’s Den” and will be speaking about the “Challenges of Being a Woman Entrepreneur” in today’s business climate.

Tuesday April 9, 2019

11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Quality Inn & Suites

1715 Idylwyld Dr N, Saskatoon, SK S7L 1B4

Sedona Room – 2nd Floor – Elevator Available

 There are a few seats remaining for the Lunch & Learn.

Registration is online at

Please register by Friday April 5th 2019 12 noon.

For additional information please contact Marie-Helene Sakowski – Acting Vice President of SWN at