The term transformational was first coined by J.V Downton in 1973 (Downton, 1973). However, significant insight of transformational leadership was added by James Burn in 1978 through his publication, Leadership (Burns, 1978). The transformational model was expanded by Bass as his theory gave rise to a transformational continuum with three modes namely transformational, transactional and laissez-faire leadership (Bass, 1985). Later as the scope of the study of expanded, a second dimension…Continue
Understanding conflict, power, and the dynamic results that occur when conflict takes place due to power or the perceived lack thereof is an important aspect that needs to be understood in order to improve functionality inside an organizational culture. To understand conflict and learn to value it, a leader and those within the organization must understand what conflict is and the healthy response to conflict that is needed in order to produce positive results from this perceived negative…Continue
Business ethics itself is still in a large part in its infancy when we think of it in the classroom environment. Developed and embraced for the collegiate setting starting in the late 70’s having been adopted from the hollow halls of religious places of worship and moved onto the campuses of America.
It seems that more than ever that ethical purveyance in the business world is splashed across newspapers and evening news channels. We have become immune and worse yet have built…Continue