James MacGregor Burns says that transformational leadership occurs when one or more persons engage with others in such a way that leaders and followers raise one another to higher levels of motivation and morality. Their purposes, which might have started out as separate but related, as in the case of transactional leadership, become fused. Power bases are linked not as counterweights but as mutual support for common purpose. (p.20 Burns, James MacGregor. 1978. Leadership. New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc.)
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