An analysis of the transformational leadership theory

  • M Moradi Korejan
  • H Shahbazi
Keywords: Transformational leadership, idealized influence, intellectual stimulation, inspirational motivation, personal considerations


In the fast changing world, organizational leadership becomes more important and it is considered as a critical success factor. In this regard, not only top-level managers need to show their capabilities, but all managers at all levels of the organization also feel the need to cooperate with others to achieve the desired results. Regardless of their job, they should know how to influence others, provoke them into working and also they must take responsibility for outcomes. Transformational leadership refers to leaders who seek to create ideas and new perspectives to create a new path of growth and prosperity in front of the organization. By developing commitment, passion and loyalty among managers and staff, they mobilize organization’s members to make fundamental changes in fundaments and basis of the organization in order to be prepared and to gain necessary capabilities for moving in new directions and reaching higher ideal performance peaks.

Transformational leader is inspiring and creative and leads people in a way that they try more than their abilities in the organization and also invent and innovate in their work area. Scholars and theorists believe that transformational leadership management is more effective than pragmatic leadership. Transformational leaders make their employees realize the value of what they do.

Keywords: Transformational leadership; idealized influence; intellectual stimulation; inspirational motivation; personal considerations


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eISSN: 1112-9867