For this Discussion, review the Learning Resources on Transformational Theory and Transactional Theory. Reflect on your understanding of the theories in relation to various situations. Additionally, consider how these theories relate to previous leadership perspectives of Trait Theory, Skills Approach, and behavioral perspective studied in this course.
Post an explanation of how Transformational leadership and Transactional leadership relate to Trait Theory, Skills Approach, and behavior perspective. Then, explain under what circumstances a Transformational leadership might be preferred and under what circumstances Transactional leadership might be preferred. Provide an example and justify your response.
Melvyn, R. W., Hamstra, N. W., Yperen, V., Wisse, B., & Sassenberg K. (2011). Transformational-transactional leadership styles and followers’ regulatory focus: Fit reduces followers’ turnover intentions. Journal of Personnel Psychology, 10(4), 182–186.
Nahavandi, A. (2014). The art and science of leadership (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.
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