Redemption of pseudotransformational leaders: A narrative study

by De Ciel, Reine, Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2012, 397 pages; 3518997


This research project was conducted to fill the void in information concerning the lived conversional experiences of leaders who changed from the practice of pseudotransformational leadership to transformational leadership. The research project applied interpretive narrative analysis to autobiographical information for the late Stanley "Tookie" Williams, Reverend Alfred Sharpton, and Dr. Sheila Brown-Burrell and produced an experiential hypothetical model of positive moral leadership transformation. The research analysis resulted in the creation of a hypothetical model grounded in the leaders' experience against theoretical principles. This type of model differs from a theoretical model because it is not based on followers' experiences.

The experiential hypothetical model yielded a complete practical view supporting the leaders' application of pseudotransformational leadership as well as their conversion to authentic transformational leadership practices via self-initiated rehabilitative procedures. The research work was punctuated by evidence of redemptive restorative leadership by each leader. This finding predicates the recommendation of leader redemption as an alternative to leadership decapitation. There were inverse findings in the area of physiological needs as motivational factors for leadership that appeared to be related to the influence of personal values, charismatic persuasion, and interactionism within the narcissistic personality disability profile. The researcher recommends the study of the active processes used by these leaders for transformational leadership in rehabilitation. The recommendation is also made to discontinue the racially tinged terms dark and light leadership. Finally, there is room for research using both virtual reality simulation and leader decision making technology, and simulated scenarios for therapy.

AdviserRubye Braye
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsReligion; Management; Peace studies; Spirituality
Publication Number3518997

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