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Transformational leadership: is it time for a recall?
Transformational leadership: is it time for a recall?

Author(s): Mei Lee
Subject(s): Business Economy / Management, Individual Psychology, Social psychology and group interaction, Organizational Psychology, Behaviorism, Crowd Psychology: Mass phenomena and political interactions, Sociology of Culture, Sociology of the arts, business, education, Social Norms / Social Control, Human Resources in Economy
Published by: New Millennium Discoveries Ltd
Keywords: Transformational Leadership; Inspirational Leadership; Leadership Qualities;

Summary/Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to re-examine the two most prominent approaches to leadership: transformational leadership and inspirational leadership. Based on a review of the relevant literature, it is evident that the very concept of transformational leadership is ambiguous. The literature review also suggests that the idea of transformational leadership is being overshadowed by the model of inspirational leadership which despite its imperfections is more potent in practice. The paper draws on a comparison between these two approaches and argues that inspirational leadership is more practical and suitable in dynamic or non-business environments.

  • Issue Year: 1/2014
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 17-29
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: English