In this discussion, you will identify 5 characteristics of transformational leadership.

4.2 Discussion: INSTRUCTIONS Transformational Leadership

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Change is one of the main qualities of transformational leadership. In this discussion, you will identify 5 characteristics of transformational leadership. You will also discuss if you believe transformational leadership is a good leadership style for all.

Upon successful completion of this discussion, you will be able to:

Identify the characteristics of a transformational leader.
Advantages of transformational leadership.
Background Information

Transformational leaders are people in leadership who are motivated to move organizations forward and to improve the overall functioning of the organization. Transformational leaders also inspire individuals to do the same. Just as the word indicates transformational leaders transform people and organizations. Who do you know is a transformational leader? Was this person inspiration and/or motivational? Do you think you are or could be a transformational leader?

Instructions

1. Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade

2. Read pages 106-124 in Johnson and Hackman, Leadership: A Communication Perspective, 7th Edition.

a. Johnson, C. & Hackman, M. (2018). Transformational and Charismatic Leadership. Leadership: A communication perspective. (7th ed. pp. 105-144). Waveland

3. Watch the video: Transformational Leadership Theory(new tab).

LINK- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOkqygQA6jY

4. Read the Choy-Brown et al. article: Do Social Workers Lead Differently? Examining Associations with Leadership Style and Organizational Factors(new tab).

5. Using APA format, navigate to the threaded discussion below and write a one-paragraph response to each of the following prompts:

a. According to Johnson and Hackman what are the 5 characteristics of transformational leadership. Identify and briefly describe each.

b. Do you believe transformational leadership would be appropriate for all leaders? Explain why or why not.

c. In what context would transformational leadership be most important? Give an example from your own work experience where transformational leadership could have been helpful and discuss its application.

PLEASE USE THE 3 RESOURCES FOR REFERENCE

1. Johnson, C. & Hackman, M. (2018). Transformational and Charismatic Leadership. Leadership: A communication perspective. (7th ed. pp. 105-144). Waveland

2. VIDEO-Transformational Leadership Theory

3. Do Social Workers Lead Differently? Examining Associations with Leadership Style and Organizational Factors

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