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What is Transactional Leadership?

Transactional Leadership is the everyday leadership between a manager and colleague, officer and soldier, or any leader and their followers. It is the process of passing on a request or requirement and winning a commitment to meet it.

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Introduction to Leadership
Program 3: Managing and Leading Individuals
Course 11: Leadership
Section 2: Models of Leadership

Other videos in our Introduction to Leadership:
🎬 Traits based Models of Leadership
🎬 Leadership Behaviors: Task and Relationship Focus
🎬 Action Centered Leadership – A Roles-based or Functional Leadership Model
🎬 Goleman’s 6 Leadership Styles – A Styles Models of Leadership

Transactional Leadership is based on transactions. A reciprocation in which followers commit to actions in exchange for some consideration.

This was developed by James McGregor Burns in his towering book, Leadership [https://geni.us/LHERsIH]

Transactional leadership needs a power base from which the leader can offer rewards or impose sanctions.

Our Motivation Course…
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Victor Vroom’s Expectancy Theory: https://youtu.be/WDgF7Avijlc

1. Thinking back to recent interactions with your team, what examples of transactional leadership can you identify? (2 MC CPD Points)
2. What is the alternative to transactional leadership. To prepare for the next video in this series, think back again to recent interactions with your team. What examples of non-transactional leadership can you identify? (2 MC CPD Points)
3. How would you describe the forms of leadership you identified in exercise 2? (2 MC CPD Points)
4. Review our video on Vroom’s Expectancy Theory of Motivation: https://youtu.be/WDgF7Avijlc

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There are a vast number of Leadership books – perhaps more than on any other management-related topic. And there is also a huge range represented in different lists of the best. This no-doubt reflects the different contexts for leadership.

So, any recommended reading list of leadership books must be particularly subjective. I have chosen those that made me think, and which are of particular value to managerial leaders: not sportspeople, military leaders, or CEOs. In no particular order:

πŸ“– Leaders Eat Last
πŸ“– Start with Why
πŸ“– Humble Leadership
πŸ“– The Leadership Challenge
πŸ“– The New Leaders
πŸ“– Shackleton’s Way
πŸ“– Why should Anyone be Led by You
πŸ“– The Habit of Excellence

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00:00 – What is Transactional Leadership
00:26 – Definition of Transactional Leadership
00:57 – Rewards and Sanctions
01:24 – Leadership by James McGregor Burns
01:36 – Transactional Leadership and power
02:20 – Transactional Leadership, motivation, and Vroom’s Expectancy Theory
02:48 – Leadership and willing compliance
03:26 – The importance of Psychological Safety
03:54 – Transactional Leadership and Transformational Leadership

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Simon Sinek: Start with Why and Leaders Eat Last
Kouzes and Posner: The Leadership Challenge
Warren Bennis: Master of Transformative Leadership
Coaching for Leadership Development
Mentoring for Leadership Development
The Principles of Leadership Development
Complexity, Leadership, and the Cynefin Framework
Robert House and Path Goal Theory [Situational Leadership]
Commercial Situational Leadership Models
A Generic Day-to-Day Situational Leadership Model
Tannenbaum & Schmidt: The Leadership Continuum
The Fiedler Contingency Theory of Leadership Effectiveness
What is Servant Leadership?
What is Authentic Leadership?
What is Charismatic Leadership?
What is Visionary Leadership?
The Blake & Mouton Leadership Grid
What is Transformational Leadership?
Goleman’s 6 Leadership Styles – A Styles Models of Leadership
Action Centered Leadership – A Roles-based or Functional Leadership Model
Leadership Behaviors: Task and Relationship Focus
Traits Models of Leadership
Leadership Traits, Roles, and Styles: Three Types of Leadership Model
What is Leader-Member Exchange Theory? And Should You Use LMX Theory?
10-Step Leadership Process: A Simple Model for How to Lead
Leadership Attitudes: How to Approach Things Like a Leader
The Leadership Skill Set: What Every Leader Needs to be Able to Do
What is Leadership? and Why do We Need Leaders?

Mike Clayton

About Mike Clayton 

Dr Mike Clayton is a (former) Project Manager and now a management educator. Having trained thousands of people at live workshops, seminars, and conferences, he now delivers training mainly via video. He has 14 books with international publishers and runs two successful YouTube channels. He is also the founder of OnlinePMCourses.com

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