Intellectual capabilities are the main resource for creativity and problem solving. providing followers with new problems to solve, motivate them to think creatively and engage them with work improvement stimulates their intellectual capabilities and leads them to be more innovative and responsive.
This approach has a benefit of improving the intellectual capabilty of the followers as well as to improve the organisational performance. This is an example of a healthy development leading to the creation of a competitive team. It is the leaders obligation to seek his followers continuous development and intellectual stimulation is an effective approach.
In leading an engineering project i can benefit strongly from adopting this transformational leadership characteristic. By engaging my team members in solving an engineering problem i am contributing to their continuous development as well as share the responsibility of this project with them. to aid this approach i can coach them in using decision making tools, TRIZ, ideation and DFSS. providing them with the essential tools will encourage them try what they gained in solving any organisational competitive issues.