Strategic Transformational Organizational Leadership

Strategic Transformational Organizational Leadership

Robert Gordon (American Public University, USA)
Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 18
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1049-9.ch116


To assist leaders in achieving more successful decisions in business, leaders should understand current successful leadership strategies. The current literature lacks recent trend analysis of strategic transformational virtual organizational leadership, which would be helpful to organizational leaders to make better strategic decisions. To this end, leaders need to understand the current literature regarding successful strategies utilized in different organizations worldwide. Current (2013-2015) peer-reviewed articles about strategic transformational virtual organizational leadership business were studied to establish the direction of the recent global research. This chapter seeks to understand the strongest influencers to current effective strategic transformational virtual organizational leadership. This research utilizes a summative content analysis technique with multiple keyword searches and content evaluations to establish the trends found in the literature. The resulting research shows that strategic organizational virtual leadership includes transformational leadership, distributed leadership and performance measurement as strategies that support increased organizational effectiveness.
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Hypotheses And Research Questions

  • H1: Transformational leadership theory has a direct and positive relationship to effective strategic organizational virtual leadership

  • H2: Complexity theory has a direct and positive relationship to effective strategic virtual organizational leadership

  • H3: Leadership inclusiveness has a direct and positive relationship to effective strategic virtual organizational leadership

  • RQ1: Is transformational leadership theory the strongest influence to effective strategic organizational virtual leadership?

  • RQ2: Is complexity theory a significant factor in effective strategic organizational virtual leadership research?

  • RQ3: Is leadership inclusiveness a significant factor in effective strategic virtual organizational leadership?

Key Terms in this Chapter

Strategic Organizational Leadership: This is the leadership from the top of the hierarchy that defines the business direction that will be taken by the firm.

Effective: This is where an organization becomes more efficient or economically profitable through a change in internal or external processes.

Inequality: This is a relationship where one party holds more power or authority over another.

Virtual: Individuals that are not co-located and communicate primarily through technology rather than face to face means.

Distributed Leadership: This is when the roles and responsibilities from the top of the hierarchy are delegated to others.

Complexity Theory: This is a business derivative of chaos theory that accepts that business and relationships are a web of inputs and outputs that can be accepted but not fully understood by the individual.

Transformational Leadership: This is a leadership theory that proposes that changes in policy, procedure and relationships can result in new meaning and purpose to an organization.

Performance Measurement: This is where individuals in a company are evaluate based upon empirical indicators in order to determine success in their area.

Strategy: The higher order direction taken by the entire organization.

Social Network: This is an online community that communicates via a specific platform, such as LinkedIn™ or Facebook™.

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