Transformational Leadership Article Review by Quality Writers

Transformational Leadership
An analysis of M. Goldsmith and K. Goldsmith's views on transformational leadership in their article, "Helping People Achieve Their Goals".
# 100290 | 734 words | 1 source | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 23, 2007 in Business (Management) , English (Analysis)

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This paper discusses an article, "Helping People Achieve Their Goals," written by authors Goldsmith and Goldsmith. The paper discusses the authors' views on transformational leadership and describes the six barriers to successful attainment that the authors suggest that goals and objectives face. The paper also looks at the weakness of transformational leadership, as well as the progression of leadership models.

From the Paper:

"The progression of leadership models indicates a movement over time to a more adaptive and flexible leadership model that is certainly process oriented. It is a rejection of sorts of the path-goal type of leadership that essentially maps out an individual's career development by the dots and if something happens there is often little recourse for the individual. While path-goal theories do serve a purpose they lack the kind of motivational, inspirational, and independent minded qualities that the flatter, less hierarchical organizations require in the global environment where competition can arise 10,000 miles away in markets never considered a threat. It is this sentiment the authors allude to when they state that, "goals are not set in a way that helps ensure the follow-through needed to turn great plans into successful outcomes" (Goldsmith & Goldsmith, 2006, p.1). The authors are really discussing the transformation from well conceived goals and objectives into positive results that culminate into emergent, transformational leaders who constantly revise and update their goals and objectives to reflect the ever-evolving business environment."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Goldsmith, M. and Goldsmith, K. (2006). Helping people achieve their goals. Leader to Leader Institute (online). Retrieved November 12, 2006 from:

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