Northouse: Leadership 5e

Chapter 9 – Transformational Leadership
Assignments and Exercises
1. Transformational leadership is being defined as the “New Leadership” paradigm. Based on the introductory paragraph to this chapter, discuss what Bass and Riggio (2006) and what Lowe and Gardner (2001) define as the reasons why this leadership style is so important to leadership research. 2. Explain the concept of transformational leadership. How did Burns interpret the concept? Distinguish between transactional and transformational leadership. 3. Distinguish between transformational leadership and charismatic leadership. 4. Define/describe pseudotransformational leadership. Give 2 examples of leaders that fit this leadership style. Explain the difference between personalized leadership and socialized leadership. 5. Explain House’s concept of charisma and identify five types of behaviors exhibited by charismatic leaders. 6. Identify and explain four of Bass’ factors associated with transformational leadership. Give examples from your own experiences or observations that illustrate the use of two of these factors. Contrast the expectations of transactional and transformational leaders. 7. Identify and explain two of Bass’ factors associated with transactional leadership and one factor associated with nonleadership. 8. Transformational leadership and transactional leadership often occur in the same organization. How do they impact each other? 9. Explain four common transformational leadership strategies identified by Bennis and Nanus. In addition, explain Kouzes and Posner’s five practices that enable leaders to get extraordinary things accomplished. 10. How can transformational leadership practices affect organizations undergoing mergers? 11. Complete the Sample items from the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire Form 5X-Short and interpret the results? On which factor(s) did you receive the highest score? Give specific examples from your personal experiences to illustrate your behaviors consistent with one factor on which you scored particularly high. 12. Complete Case 9.2. Answer all questions.

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