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Transformational and Visionary Leadership

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

In his seminal book Leadership (1978), the scholar James MacGregor Burns concluded that there were two types of leaders: transformational leaders and transactional leaders. This taxonomy was built around the notion of an exchange between the leader and the ...

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