The intent of this research endeavor is to evaluate the tendency of key managers in an organization to gravitate toward the employment of the transformational leadership model during periods of episodic organizational change. Although transactional methods may be used by leaders as a means of stimulating the episodic change process through a series of give-and-take events, it is the transformational model of leadership that most leaders will occupy in order to produce a lasting, effective altitude of change. To simulate the episodic change event, a Kaizen or lean event scenario was presented to the sample population, who then responded to Kouzes and Posner's Leadership Practices Inventory (Self) analyzing tool. An analysis of the scores along with the results and recommendations for future research are described herein.
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