Four Dimensions Of Transformational Leadership

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Background of the Study What is leadership? There are many different version definition of leadership. According to M.L. Voon, M.C. Lo, K.S. Ngui and N.B. Ayob (2011) defined that leadership is a process influences between leaders and subordinates where a leader attempts to influences the behaviour of subordinates to achieve the organizational goals. Leadership has a stronger effect on attitude of employees toward their jobs. On the other hand, the role of leader in today’s organizations has changed and the success of any organization relies on the relationship styles practiced by leaders (Hina Saleem, 2015). Therefore, employees with high job satisfaction are likely to exert more effort in achieve common goal in organization. One of…show more content…
There were transactional and transformational were found to have direct relationship with employees’ job satisfaction. There is a lot of research conducted focusing on transformational leadership among employees’ in organization. Transformational leadership is a style that motivates followers by appealing to higher ideals and moral values (Katherine J.Barker and SUNY Fredonia, 2007). Besides that, according to Avolio, Bass, and Jung (1997) there are four dimensions of transformational leadership. There are idealized influence, inspirational motivation, intellectual stimulation and individualized consideration (M.L. Voon, M.C. Lo, K.S. Ngui and N.B. Ayob…show more content…
The damage in this leadership will lead to low employee satisfaction, impact of leader behaviors to employees and work environment. In addition, the leader will treat the employee’s different based on level between the superior. It will bring conflict among the employees because the criterion of the leaders. Due to this, it will create bias and dissatisfaction toward other employees. Employees’ job satisfaction refers to the attitude of employees towards their jobs and the organization which employs them (M.L. Voon, M.C. Lo, K.S. Ngui and N.B. Ayob, 2011). The impact of societal change has also placed an increased demand for more skilled and educated leaders, thus the responsibility of the leader and the leaders role has also changed within the flattening, organizational hierarchy. Teams of these professional leaders, seeing themselves as colleagues rather than in superior subordinate positions are becoming more commonplace in business today (Hobkirk A.,
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