Transformational Leadership Term Paper by Nicky

Transformational Leadership
Looks at the definition, history and application of transformational leadership.
# 144946 | 2,460 words | 17 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Oct 20, 2010 in Business (Management) , Business (Human Resources) , Psychology (Theory) , Labor Studies (General)

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This paper first explains that the concept of transformational leadership is a multi-dimensional construct consisting of behavioral components of idealized or charismatic influence, inspirational motivation, intellectual stimulation and individualized consideration of their followers as individuals. Next, the paper examines various management and leadership theories, especially the implications of emotional intelligence (EI) and trust on leadership effectiveness. The paper stresses that transformational leaders are more adept than transactional leaders at making organizational changes permanent because of their approaches to managing their teams

Table of Contents:
Defining the Context of Transformational Leadership
History of Leadership is the Catalyst of Organizational Transformation
How Trust Revolutionized Transformational Leadership
Transformational Leadership and Change Management

From the Paper:

"Transactional leaders seek immediate results through formal authority while transformational leaders see their role as enabling their subordinates to excel. As a result of their focus more on assisting subordinates to excel and less on demanding compliance to what are seen by many subordinates as orders, transformational leaders inspire their subordinates to achieve shared goals with a higher level of commitment than transactional leaders. Transformational leaders are more adept at making organizational transformations permanent by relying on these four dominant approaches to managing their teams."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Antonakis, J., & House, R. J. (2002). The full-range leadership theory: The way forward. In B. J. Avolio & F. J. Yammarino (Eds.) Transformational and Charismatic Leadership, Volume 2, p. 3 - 33. Boston: JAI Press.
  • Avolio, B. J., & Yammarino, F. J. (2002). Introduction to, and overview of, transformational and charismatic leadership. In B. J. Avolio & F. J. Yammarino (Eds.) Transformational and Charismatic Leadership, Volume 2, p. xvii - xxiii. Boston: JAI Press.
  • Bass, B. M. (1985). Leadership and Performance Beyond Expectations. New York: The Free Press.
  • Bass, B. M. (1998). Transformational Leadership: Industrial, Military, and Educational Impact. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers.
  • Bass, B.M. (1990) Handbook of Leadership: Theory, Research, and ManagerialApplications, 3rd edn. New York: The Free Press.

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