Leadership and Performance Beyond Expectations

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Free Press, 1985 - Social Science - 256 pages
Why do most leaders or managers elicit merely competent performance from their followers, while a select few inspire extraordinary achievement? Leadership expert Bernard Bass takes this question beyond the usual speculation, presenting original research that for the first time documents the traits of the exceptional leader.

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transformational leadership can be demarcated based on the impact that it has on followers; further suggested that there were four different components of transformational leadership, which include:
Intellectual Stimulation: Transformational leaders not only challenge the status quo; they also encourage creativity among followers (subordinates). The leader encourages followers to explore new ways of doing things and new opportunities to learn

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