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Transformational and Transactional Leadership

  • By: Bruce J. Avolio
  • In: Encyclopedia of Leadership
  • Edited by: George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson & James MacGregor Burns
  • Subject:Leadership

Leadership researcher James MacGregor Burns in 1978 wrote a book entitled simply Leadership. In this Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Burns made an important distinction between two types of leadership orientations: transformational and transactional. On the ...

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