BEING A TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADER: AN INTEGRATED REVIEW AND FUTURE RESEARCH AGENDA
Purpose: This study examines the body of knowledge on transformational leadership antecedents and investigates transformational leadership precursors. Design/methodology/approach: This study used a narrative review and qualitative method to search, filter, and map the literature. Findings: Two gaps in the literature were discovered. Context is discussed first, followed by methodology. The quantitative approach appears to be the primary choice and sole researcher by looking at the literature on transformational leadership. No other method is used to examine the impact or consequences of transformational leadership, according to a review of 60 articles. It is challenging to develop transformational leadership concepts without credible qualitative research. Indeed, the strengths inherent in each approach choice may be able to compensate for each other’s flaws. Because humans are social beings with emotional dimensions, the qualitative approach is thought to understand the antecedents of transformational leadership better. Originality: this study is unique in the literature used (the literature used is the one that has been introduced since the beginning of transformational leadership until now). However, most proposed transformational leadership research focuses on impact/consequences and ignores the antecedents. While the benefits of transformational leadership are well known. Thus, this study proves that companies/organisations need leaders with transformational leadership qualities.
Transformational Leadership, Antecedent, Eastern Countries, Developing Countries