Transactional Leadership Model

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Transformational leaders help their subordinates in satisfying their potential abilities and expanding their obligations towards their job. Therefore, leaders who are transformational differs from transactional leaders in diagnosing the needs on the ground that transactional leader tries to address lower issues than higher needs, for example, on the issue of improvement and development.
Transformational leader must separately recognize what spurs any of his followers. It is a known fact that human wishes and needs are diverse. Some people may need certainty, while other may prefer excitement and change; a preference for money, and leisure time. It is up to the leader to detect, monitors, examine and predicts the needs and wishes of his followers.
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The fifth element is adhering to Islamic perspective. A leader in the context of Islamic perspective is an individual who is given a certain rank in the group and he is supposed to perform in a manner consistent and in line with the Shariah (Ather & Sobhani, 2007). To a certain degree, there exist a certain similarity between Islamic and Western leadership whereby there is not much of a difference in terms of the role which the leader exercise such as the responsibility played by the leader to lead his followers and who is expected to exercise influence in forming and accomplishing the organisation’s objectives. And since, of late there is a the deep concern about trust and morality in all aspect of human life, adding this perspective as an element of transformation will certainly be a plus …show more content…
As stated by Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri and Abu Hurairah May Allah be pleased with them reported: The Messenger of Allah SAW said, "A person should be appointed as a leader for a group of people consisting of three persons setting out on a journey”( Abu Dawud: 2708). Ahmad, (2006) defined leadership based on Syariah, that it is clear the essential duties of one that leads a team is to steer his followers in performance of prayers, to safeguard their interests with justice and perform their duties in a methodical and organised manner. Asbed, (2005) said that Islamic leadership theory is instituted via spiritual traits and practices. Hence, the attitudes of followers are the result of the quality of Islamic leadership which is perceived to be positively influencing and able to create higher levels of satisfaction, motivation, performance, positive energy, and organisational loyalty. Kasturi (2006) suggested that, to achieve superior organisational performance, they need to be linked with integrity in order to boost follower’s confidence towards a leader. Moreover, the superiority of Islamic leadership is an important human resource that will develop excellent followers who will enhance organisational performance. Evidence has shown that there is a significant effect between Islamic leadership and performance (Hakim, 2012). In another study, Majeed, Khalid and Khan, (2011), found that there is clear

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