Transformational And Transactional Leadership : Transformational Leadership

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Transformational and Transactional Leadership
Transformational leadership taps into the motives of followers in order to reach their goals, while transactional focuses on the exchanges that occur between leaders and followers (Northouse, 2013). The branches of the military in general would be considered transactional leadership organizations. This type of leadership encourages followers to perform tasks at a high level in order to achieve advancement or increase in pay or rank. Conversely, transformational leadership would be focused on creating a connection between the leader and the followers, in order to perform tasks in such a way as to increase the feeling of morality in both the leader and the follower (Northouse, 2013). Panorama did not exhibit any behavior that tried to motivate Bailey to feel a connection to him. Instead, Panorama tried to intimidate, coerce, and punish Bailey to execute the tasks he was required to perform. Additional Cultural Factors
The GLOBE Country Clusters show that Panorama’s Southern Asian culture has a deep concern for their communities (Northouse, 2013). This cultural characteristic prevented Panorama from accepting Bailey’s behavior. This divergence by Bailey from the cultural priority Panorama holds important hindered Panorama from being an impartial leader. It so infuriated Panorama that he was not able to follow the Navy’s new cultural priority of non-threatening language. Recommendations for action to address key issues The…
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