The Importance Of Transactional And Transformational Leadership

1243 WordsDec 7, 20155 Pages
Differentiating Transactional and Transformational Leadership There have been identified leaders in the world as far back as history has recorded. In addition, there have been negative and positive leaders, as this is the human condition. Leadership models and theories have been the subject of research for over 100 years. The contributions of leadership theories may have altered the delivery of leadership throughout modern age for positive leaders, because he or she saw the ‘new and different’ as a learning experience on how to be a more effective leader. In addition, according to Nanjundeswaraswamy and Swamy (2015), “literature on Quality of Work Life (QWL) is limited and several studies commonly correlate with some variables but no study on QWL has associated with leadership styles” (p.41). Therefore, QWL will be examined utilizing the different theories, transactional and transformational so that one can view the ‘real world’ application and differences of the theories. Seminal points of each theory Transactional leadership theory is based on the exchange of a tangible reward between the manager or company and the employee. Transactional leaders are not invested in the notion of changing the organizations structure, rules, or regulations. The focus of the transactional leaders is for his or her employees following the current policy and procedure of the organization, therefore potentially increasing efficiency and productivity. Three specific criterion have been
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