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Leadership styles and organizational commitment: literature review

March 1, 2016 • Leadership Styles, Transformational Leadership

What is Transformational Leadership? First introduced by James MacGregor Burns in 1978 in his book “Leadership”, transforming leadership is a process in which “leaders and followers help each other to advance to a higher level of morale and motivation.” Bernard M. Bass (1985), extended the work of Burns. He explored the psychological mechanisms behind transformational and transactional leadership. You can learn more about transformational leadership and review examples of transformational leaders in this excellent slideshare presentation by Douglas Bush. (Also review the additional resources below.)   Summary Bass developed the Full Range Leadership Model (shown below) and an accompanying Multi… » Read More

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