Across small and medium sized firms (SMEs) deemed to be failing or simply not performing to stakeholder expectations, there is a tendency for boards to parachute leaders into the CEO post and expect transformational leadership.
Leaders in this case are selected for their heroism, charisma and drive; are put to task, given objectives, often demanding instant results.
- Is it right to seek transformational leadership?
- Does transformational leadership always deliver?
- If not transformational, what leadership approach might be more appropriate to turn around failure?