Essay on Transformational Leadership
“Transformative Leadership: Achieving Unparalleled Excellence”
For , MGT 3110
February 6, 2015
This paper summarizes the article written by Cam Caldwell, Rolf D. Dixon, Larry A. Floyd, Joe Chaudoin, Johnathan Post, and Gaynor Cheokas regarding the need for a new type of leadership in today’s social work environment, defined as Transformative leadership. The article itself varies in the definition, however in a broad sense Transformative leadership is maintaining good moral standing and sound business ethics among employees and individuals inside and outside the workplace. However, in order to reach this theoretical level of business related moral and ethical leadership known as …show more content…
This article lays out a new model referred to as “Transformative leadership”, now as difficult as the criteria is to meet, when applied properly it enables leaders to earn a new level of trust and respect among society and coworkers alike. As stated previously, the transformative leadership model incorporates certain features of six commonly used leadership perspectives and the values we can draw from each. Also given are ten propositions regarding the theoretical value of this new model.
Defining Transformative Leadership
Transformative leadership is an ethically based leadership model that integrates a commitment to values and outcomes by optimizing the long-term interests of stakeholders and society and honoring the moral duties owed by organizations to their stakeholders (C. Caldwell et