Graduation Year

Spring 2013

Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Department

Psychology

Reader 1

Ronald Riggio

Rights Information

© 2013 Jasaswi Nayudu

Abstract

This paper will evaluate transformational leadership theory and literature, in order to reconsider it in the context of today’s world, and to make it more pertinent to the creation of positive change in today’s society. This analysis is divided into five main sections. Section 1 presents new models of transformational leadership. Section 2 presents new methods of measurement of the theory. Section 3 provides insight into transformational leaders’ roles in combating pressing social problems. Section 4 presents a review and analysis of women’s unique style of leadership. Section 5 presents a case study of President Obama as a quintessential transformational leader of the modern world. Ultimately, this paper will propose a model consisting of the key characteristics today’s transformational leader should possess in order to increase the efficacy of his or her leadership.

Comments

This paper will evaluate transformational leadership theory and literature, in order to reconsider it in the context of today’s world, and to make it more pertinent to the creation of positive change in today’s society. This analysis is divided into five main sections. Section 1 presents new models of transformational leadership. Section 2 presents new methods of measurement of the theory. Section 3 provides insight into transformational leaders’ roles in combating pressing social problems. Section 4 presents a review and analysis of women’s unique style of leadership. Section 5 presents a case study of President Obama as a quintessential transformational leader of the modern world. Ultimately, this paper will propose a model consisting of the key characteristics today’s transformational leader should possess in order to increase the efficacy of his or her leadership.

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