Improving Organizational Effectiveness through Transformational Leadership

3.5 avg rating
( 20 ratings by Goodreads )
9780803952355: Improving Organizational Effectiveness through Transformational Leadership
View all copies of this ISBN edition:

How can managers bring about optimum performance from the individuals in their organizations? What leadership techniques produce the most effective organizations? This book examines the theory and practice of the dynamic and innovative style of transformational leadership. The transformational leader encourages followers by acting as a role model, motivating through inspiration, stimulating intellectually, and giving individualized consideration to their needs and goals. Chapters explore how transformational leadership affects important issues in today′s organizations such as delegation, teamwork, decision making, total quality management and corporate reorganization.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Bruce J. Avolio

Marion B. Ingersoll Professor, Executive Director, Center for Leadership and Strategic Thinking

Michael G. Foster School of Business, University of Washington

Dr. Avolio has an international reputation as a researcher and practitioner in leadership. He has consulted with public and private organizations in North and South America, Africa, Europe, and Southeast Asia, as well as in Australia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia and Israel. His research and consulting includes work with the militaries of the United States of America, Singapore, Sweden, Finland, Israel, and South Africa.

Dr. Avolio is a fellow of the Academy of Management, American Psychological Society, American Psychological Association and the Gerontological Society. He is the former President of the Society for Human Resource Management Foundation and the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management.

Dr. Avolio has published 10 books and over a 125 articles on leadership and related areas. His books include Transformational and Charismatic Leadership: The Road Ahead (Elsevier Science, 2002), Full Leadership Development: Building the Vital Forces in Organizations (Sage Publications, 1999), and Developing Potential Across a Full Range of Leadership: Cases on Transactional and Transformational Leadership (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2000). His newest books are Leadership Development in Balance: Made/Born (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, February 2005), The High Impact Leader: Moments Matter in Authentic Leadership Development (McGraw-Hill 2006) and Psychological capital: Developing the human competitive edge (Oxford Press, 2007) with Fred Luthans and Carolyn Youssef.

Dr. Avolio has worked with government agencies on national leadership development projects, and with governments at the state and local level. His current projects include:

  • Working with public healthcare leaders to design a leadership institute for healthcare providers and educators.
  • Working on a 4 year project with the U.S. Veteran’s Administration on strategic leadership development and ownership.
  • Current projects include a 300k contract with the U.S. Military Academy at West Point to investigate ethical leadership development; a 730k contract to conduct a longitudinal investigation of leadership development with military officers, and a 186k contract with the VA to examine how taking ownership and developing leadership produce better healthcare results.

Dr. Avolio’s latest interest and presentations focus on the following:

  • How do we accelerate authentic leadership development for maximum impact on performance?
  • How do we use the positive psychological capacities of leaders to accelerate change?
  • How do we show decision makers the ‘return on development’ investment in leadership?
  • How can we develop leaders and leadership to effectively operate in extreme contexts?

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 49.95
US$ 919.44

Convert currency

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780803952362: Improving Organizational Effectiveness through Transformational Leadership

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0803952368 ISBN 13:  9780803952362
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc, 1993

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace


Published by SAGE Publications, Inc (1993)
ISBN 10: 080395235X ISBN 13: 9780803952355
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Murray Media

Book Description SAGE Publications, Inc, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11080395235X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 919.44
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds