Review Questions

  1. Describe what is implied by the term “transformational leadership.”
  2. What accounts for the popularity of this concept?
  3. Explain the differences between transactional and transformational leadership.
  4. Define and describe pseudotransformational leadership from Bass’s (1998, 2006) perspective.
  5. What did Christie, Barling and Turner (2011) contribute to our understanding of pseudotransformational leadership?
  6. Discuss what other real-world leaders, past or present, could be considered transformational leaders.
  7. Explain the personality characteristics and types of behaviors often associated with charismatic leaders.
  8. According to research, how does using transformational leadership result in growth for the leader?
  9. Describe the view that leadership is on a continuum ranging from transformational to laissez-faire.
  10. Explain the seven factors incorporated in the Bass Model of Transformational and Transactional Leadership.
  11. Describe the work of Bennis and Nanus and the work of Kouzes and Posner. What are the similarities in their research methods?
  12. Explain the four leadership strategies identified by Bennis and Nanus.
  13. Explain Kouzes and Posner’s five practices that enable leaders to get extraordinary things accomplished.
  14. What are strengths of transformational leadership theory?
  15. What are criticisms of transformational leadership theory?
  16. Why might the transformational leadership approach not be as effective with Millennials?