Transformational Leadership: A Strategy towards Staff Motivation

Wais Mohammad Qarani*
*Manager, Surgical Areas, French Medical Institute for Mothers and Children (FMIC), Kabul, Afghanistan.
Periodicity:February - April'2017


Nursing profession in most of the countries particularly developing and under-developed countries such as Afghanistan has not achieved the required recognition and status. Similarly, nurses are not adequately motivated through different means to promote retention. Transformational leadership is the best style to lead, not only because it directs, but also provides opportunities for development and learning; hence, motivating nursing staff to feel responsible and retain within the profession. This paper focuses on four dimensions of the transformational leadership which include; individualized consideration, intellectual stimulation, inspirational motivation, and idealized influence. These dimensions are interconnected with each other and they are considered a strategy for staff motivation and a better outcome.


Transformational Leadership, Motivation, Nursing, Afghanistan.

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Qarani, W.M. (2017). Transformational Leadership: A Strategy towards Staff Motivation. i-manager’s Journal on Nursing, 7(1), 9-15.


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