Transformative Leadership

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Submitted By omundo
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UDC 65.012.3
Ivana Simić
Faculty of Economics, University of Niš, Trg VJ 11, 18000 Niš, Yugoslavia
Abstract. Transformational leadership represents the essential quality for successful management of transformational organizational changes. It is about the quality that, in fact, so-called transactional management has missed to bring to an end of the transformational cycles with efficiency. In that sense, the success in realizing transformational organizational changes means that the key people in an organization
(managers) develop sets of appropriate skills and attributes that are characteristic to so-called transformational leaders.
When the organizations adjusted themselves to environmental changes by incremental, evolutionary changes, so-called transactional management was in favor of managing those changes. The conditions of modern organizations functioning require undertaking some radical, transformational changes. Management of such changes requires some new management qualities. One of these qualities is transformational leadership. This article points out the appearance of the transformational leadership concept, its nature and essential qualities (skills and attributes) these phenomenon consists of.
As an idea, transformational leadership was first mentioned in 1973, in the sociological study conducted by the author Downton, J. V., "Rebel Leadership:
Commitment and Charisma in the revolutionary process". After that, James McGregor
Received March 10, 1999
50 I. SIMIĆ used the term transformational leadership in his book "Leadership" (1978). In 1985,
Barnard M. Bass presented a formal transformational leadership theory which, in addition to other things also includes the…...

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