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Develop innovative ways of dealing with organizational issues - Individualized Consideration o Leaders provide a supportive climate in which they listen carefully to the needs of followers o Leaders act as coaches and advisors encouraging self-actualization Additive Effect of Transformational Leadership p. 180, Figure 9.3 Review Slides - Bennis & Nanus (1985) - Kouzes & Posner (1987, 2002) Transformational Leadership - Focus of Transformational Leaders o TLs empower and nurture followers o TLs stimulate change by becoming strong role models for followers o TLs commonly create a vision o TLs require leaders to become social architects o TLs build trust & foster collaboration - Overall Scope o Describes how leaders can initiate, develop, and carry out significant changes in organizations - Strengths o Broadly researched. TL has been widely researched, including a large body of qualitative research centering on prominent leaders and CEOs in major firms. o Intuitive appeal. People are attracted to TL because it makes sense to them.
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9 o Process-focused. TL treats leadership as a process occurring between followers and leaders. o Expansive leadership view. TL provides a broader view of leadership that augments other leadership models. o Emphasizes follower. TL emphasizes followers’ need, values, and morals. o Effectiveness. Evidence supports that TL is an effective form of leadership. - Criticisms o Lacks conceptual clarity Dimensions are not clearly delimited Parameters of TL overlap with similar conceptualizations of leadership o Measurement questioned Validity of MLQ not fully established Some transformational factors are not unique solely to the transformational model o TL treats leadership more as a personality trait or predisposition than a behaviour that can be taught o TL is elitist and antidemocratic o Suffers from heroic leadership bias o TL is based primarily on qualitative data o Has the potential to be abused - Application o Provides a general way of thinking about leadership that stresses ideals, inspiration, innovations, and individual concerns o Can be taught to individuals at all levels of the organization o Able to positively impact a firm’s performance o May be used as a tool in recruitment, selection, promotion, and training development o Can be used to improve team development, decision-making groups, quality initiatives, and reorganizations o The MLQ helps leaders to target areas of leadership improvement
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10 Charismatic Leadership Definitions: - Charisma – A special personality characteristic that gives a person superhuman or exceptional powers and is reserved for a few, is of divine origin, and results in the person being treated as a leader. (Weber, 1947) - Charismatic Leadership Theory (House, 1976) o Charismatic leaders act in unique ways that have specific charismatic effects on their followers o Charismatic leadership is evaluated in times of stability after the fact Theory of Charismatic Leadership (House, 1976) - Personality Characteristics, Behaviours, and Effects on Followers of Charismatic Leadership p. 174, Table 9.1
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