Transactional Leadership Case Study

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Transactional and transformational leadership styles each provide different ways of handling different types of situations. Sometimes transactional leadership may be a better choice for a specific situation, and other times transformational may be better. Each one brings unique characteristics and can be a key factor in handling certain issues, but each one also has a time and a place. Transactional leadership is the type of leadership in which the leader uses different forms of rewards in order for his or her followers to do what the leader wants. There are different types of transactional leadership: contingent reward, active management by exception, passive management by exception, and laissez-faire. Each of these use a specific way of…show more content…
I believe that two of the four types of transactional leadership can be used in the situation. The first would be through contingent reward. I feel that the Turnip organization can use contingent reward on Coach Flanks. They can assign certain tasks and rules for him to follow regarding his conduct as well as handling situations on the field. With his record of having quite the amount of outbursts and bad behavior, I believe that offering a bonus after going a whole season without having any bad conduct would be a nice idea. This sounds a little childish, but if he wants to act like a child then maybe that is how he should be treated. Over time I would increase the expectations and not give him a bonus after every season but increase it to every two or three seasons, that way there is an incentive to act professionally. The next would be through active management by exception. This one is a little tricky, because this is whenever leaders will look for mistakes…show more content…
These type of leaders work to encourage their followers and help them be the best version of themselves that they can be. They make sure to take the time to listen to their followers and set expectations that they know their followers can achieve. There are four different types of transformational leadership: idealized influence, inspirational motivation, intellectual stimulation, and individualized consideration. I believe the Turnip organization can use all forms of transformational leadership to alleviate the problem. The first way is through idealized influence. This focuses on the behaviors and the standards set by followers that they expect for their leader. I believe this form of leadership can be used by the followers and co-workers of Coach Flanks. I think they can sit down and have a meeting discussing what they are looking for in him as a leader and they can also discuss ways that he can become a successful leader. The next way would be through inspirational motivation. The leaders of the organization can use this type of leadership to motivate and inspire Coach Flanks to want to not act out. They can use his platform as being the “home-town hero” as a way for him to want to act right. They can tell him about how all of these people that attend games are partly here because of him and his history. They can also tell him that kids and young adults look up to him as

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