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A Systemic View of Transformational Leadership

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A systemic view of transformational leadership is developed. Initially the terms “administration,” “management,” and “leadership” are distinguished. Leadership as an aesthetic function is then discussed. Growth, visions, and strategy continue discussions. It is then argued why leadership cannot be taught. Ways of viewing the world as systems that underpins transformational leadership are then set out. The paper concludes with a discussion of systemic transformation.

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Ackoff, R.L. A Systemic View of Transformational Leadership. Systemic Practice and Action Research 11, 23–36 (1998).

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