The Great Man Theory: The Transformational Leadership Theory

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The study of leadership is not something new, leadership theories have been the source of numerous studies. Many have tried to define what allows authentic leaders to stand apart from the followers, the wants following what the leader said. There as many theories on leadership as there are philosophers, researchers and professors that have studied and ultimately published their leadership theory. Theories are commonly categorized by which aspect is believed to define the leader the most. According with the article from Leadership-Central.com the most widespread one's are:

Great Man Theory - “The Great Man theory assumes that the traits of leadership are intrinsic. That simply means that great leaders are born they are not made ” (Leadership-Central.com,
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The essence of transformational theories is that leaders transform their followers through their inspirational nature and charismatic personalities. Rules and regulations are flexible, guided by group norms. These attributes provide a sense of belonging for the followers as they can easily identify with the leader and its…show more content…
That is, certain qualities such as intelligence, sense of responsibility, creativity and other values puts anyone in the shoes of a good leader "(Leadership-Central.com, 2016). I think there are people who are born with something special to lead. People who can see beyond what they have deferent. People who can design strategies for success. I also understand that there are people who can be trained to lead.

In the movie "Twelve o'clock high" we could say that Davenport is better suited to the "transformational theory" - "The essence of transformational theories is that leaders transform their followers through their inspirational nature and charismatic personalities. Rules and regulations are flexible, guided by group norms "(Leadership-Central.com, 2016). Davenport protected its soldiers so much that rules and regulations went to a second

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