Does Helping Others Really Pay Off? An Overview of Individual Leadership

7 Pages Posted: 30 Apr 2018

Date Written: March 31, 2018


This article examined the relations between transformational leadership and employee efficiency and profitability. Transformational leadership is the most efficient style of leadership when it comes to organizational change necessary to gain competitive advantages. We found out that building vision about what an organization and its members need to do, is extremely important and it provides meaning and purpose in work and consequently leads to higher levels of individual and organizational efficiency and profitability. Also, we discovered that it is not enough to communicate vision, it is necessary to find the proper meant to build it. Employees that took part in this study declared that they actively communicate vision, but a large proportion failed in building it and in generating purpose. Although scoring high in inspirational motivation, the participants involved in the study could not get others to fully visualize the organization’s strategic outcomes, thus generating a possible lack of involvement in ensuring organizational success. The findings in this article provide useful information for managers and leaders regarding the key elements that allow employees to better use their abilities in performing their work. Also, the findings provided relevant information about the people’s willingness to be an active part of the strategic implementation process and their willingness to influence and help others understand their role and contribution for the organization.

Keywords: Leadership, organizational change, creativity, strategy, competitive advantage

Suggested Citation

Vele, Cristian–Liviu, Does Helping Others Really Pay Off? An Overview of Individual Leadership (March 31, 2018). Proceedings of the 8th International RAIS Conference on Social Sciences, Available at SSRN: or

Cristian–Liviu Vele (Contact Author)

Technical Univeristy of Cluj-Napoca ( email )

Str. Constantin Daicoviciu nr 15
Cluj - Napoca, 400020

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