Transformational Leadership

The Transformational Leader

The Transformational Leader

Leadership has been a topic of interest for many years in the organizational sciences. Leaders are present in many aspects of life such as work teams, families, and government to name a few. Some of these leaders, take Dr. Martin Luther King for example, use their positions to positively influence people around them and inspire their followers to create valued change. However, history has shown us that there is also a dark side to leadership; one needs to look no further than Adolf Hitler to see the atrocious acts that a leader can “inspire” his followers to commit. In organizational settings, followers look to leaders for direction and as role models to drive the company towards the ever-important vision that is the basis for the organization’s existence.