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Transcendental leadership

Pablo Cardona (Assistant Professor, IESE International Graduate School of Management, University of Navarra, Spain)

Leadership & Organization Development Journal

ISSN: 0143-7739

Publication date: 1 June 2000


Looks at leadership from a relational perspective. This perspective focuses on the relationship that is created between a leader and a collaborator. We call this relationship a partnership, and distinguish three types of partnerships: transactional, transformational, and transcendental. The type of partnership that the leader is able to create, determines the quality of the collaborator’s following behaviors, and demonstrates sets of values and behaviors that the leader shows in action. Transcendental leadership adds to the transformational one a service orientation, which solves the possible manipulative side of tranformational leaders.



Cardona, P. (2000), "Transcendental leadership", Leadership & Organization Development Journal, Vol. 21 No. 4, pp. 201-207.




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