Transformative Leadership: Achieving Unparalleled Excellence [Book Review]

Journal of Business Ethics 109 (2):175-187 (2012)
Abstract
The ongoing cynicism about leaders and organizations calls for a new standard of ethical leadership that we have labeled “transformative leadership.” This new leadership model integrates ethically-based features of six other well-regarded leadership perspectives and combines key normative and instrumental elements of each of those six perspectives. Transformative leadership honors the governance obligations of leaders by demonstrating a commitment to the welfare of all stakeholders and by seeking to optimize long-term wealth creation. Citing the scholarly literature about leadership theory, we identify key elements of the six leadership perspectives that make up transformative leadership, suggest leaders who exemplify each perspective, describe the ethical foundations and message of each perspective, and offer ten propositions that scholars and practitioners can use to test the dimensions of this new transformative leadership model.
Keywords Ethical leadership  Transformative leadership  Covenantal leadership  Ethical stewardship  Servant leadership  Principle-centered leadership  Transformational leadership  Charismatic leadership
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DOI 10.1007/s10551-011-1116-2
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