Transformational Leadership

Transformational leaders transcend historical approaches to develop a vision of the future that follows new, uncharted pathways. Such leaders must have a deep understanding of organizations, be able to remobilize commitment, and most importantly, be able to institutionalize that new commitment. This entry provides an overview of transformational leadership in higher education, then explores key areas of focus of transformational leadership: organizational design, planning, and budgeting.


Normalizing organizational change in higher education is the cornerstone of shifting behavior to sustain cultural energy by moving from a focus on the organizational chart to one of resource sharing for student success, moving employees from a job to a responsibility. Transformational leaders must have the ability to move from the command-and-control mindset typical of a compliance approach to ...

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