The paper “ Managing Organizations at Times of Crisis” is a persuasive variant of the case study on management. Leadership is important in the management of organizations and is essential for organizations in their attempts to meet the set objectives. Leadership is classified into two main types according to Cox (2001) and Arlene et al. (2014), they are transactional and transformational. Discussions of transformational leadership have been on the rise in recent times. Transformational leadership is a new leadership paradigm that has been gaining a lot of attention. Management and leadership always try to implement change as change is deemed a developmental or improvement aspect in organizations.
Change is necessary for every organization whether minor or major. Even though change is a necessity, it always faces resistance and barriers that hinder its implementation. However, no matter the levels of resistance or barriers to change implementation is essential, as it is often an improvement factor (Beugelsdijk et al. , 2002). All organizations face crises at certain times in their life cycles. It is, therefore, important that these organizations put in place measures and strategies to deal with the issues in times of crisis (Weisbord, 1976).
In order to maintain or even improve their competitive advantage, organizations employ several techniques. Transformational LeadershipTransformational leadership is all about empowering a group of people that work together to achieve their goals by providing motivation for development, which leads to performance improvement beyond the required levels. “ Transformational leaders have charismatic leadership behavior whereby they attempt to inspire their followers in return to faith and respect. They also have a clear sense of mission that they attempt to convey to their followers.
It further evidenced that such leaders also tend to have superior debating skills, technical expertise, and persuasive skills” (Bass et al. , 1994). The theories that govern transformational leadership are founded on individualized considerations, simulation dependent on intellect, and inspirational motivation. With transformational leadership being an important leadership theory, it is essential that its advantages or benefits over the other leadership theories be considered.
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