HomeThe Lampvol. 1 no. 2 (2010)

Relationship between Transformational Leadership and Performance

Elizabeth Desano Rose

Discipline: Psychology



Sometimes I wake up in the morning and there’s nothing doing, so I decide to make somethinghappen by lunch. --- Lazar During the last 10 to 15 years, the emphasis on leadership theory has shifted to motivational aspects. Leadership models have developed from simple transactional leadership to complex and dynamic models of transformational leadership (Torpman, 2004, p. 892). The changes correspond to the progressive growth of interest in learning organizations, changes in information systems and organizational cultures. The trend toward “informatics revolution” and knowledge economy requires a shift of the process of leadership (Crawford, 2005, p. 7). The leadership theory progressed from the traits, behaviors and contingencies to the models for decision-making, learning, remembering, and communicating to understand and solve complex problems (Torpman, 2004, p. 892).