Setting the Context for Part One

Evolving Thinking about Transformational Leadership

Thinking clearly about leadership in ways relevant to our times and individual situations is essential to success today. This first section of the book begins with the work of James MacGregor Burns, a scholar who revolutionized how we imagine what leaders should be and do by introducing the concept of transformational, as opposed to transactional, leadership. This introduction provides background on his work. The first two essays in this section demonstrate the efficacy of his theories in current practice. The ones that follow explore the work of other scholars and theorists who provide new ways ...

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