Transformative Organization Leadership Research Project

 Research and write 8-page report on an organization that went through turmoil but was 

stabilized by a leader whereby the organization is flourishing now. This can be a private, public, 

profit or nonprofit organization.

The following offers the instructional guide for writing the paper.


Cover Page


Introduction/Background: Introduce the subject matter, describe what you will do in the 

paper, and provide a background of the leader.

C.Literature Review: Provide scholarly literature on leadership theories and contextualize it

in answering the following questions. Use credible, scholarly and academically based 


1.Trait Theory

a.What personality characteristics the leader (he/she) showed that in your opinion are 

traits of a leader that has contributed to his/her success in the organization? Describe 

it. 2.Behavior Theory

a.What behaviors has this leader demonstrate that has contributed to his/her success as 

a leader e.g. Laissez-fair, autocratic, democratic, transactional style or combination of

them. Describe this.

3.Contingency Theory

a.How did this person respond to various situations that stabilized the organization? 

Describe it with some concrete examples. 

4.Transformative Theory

a.How did this leader bring about change in the organization to make it more efficient, 

that is a positive and sustainable change? Indicate what type of change it was e.g. 

systematic, rapid, revolutionary, dramatic, sustained, or slow. 

b.How did he/she contribute to humanizing organization context?

c.How did he/she improve effectiveness of the program, services, and or/policies?

d.How did he/she enhance delivery system, performance, productivity, motivation, and 


e.How did he address social and environmental justice including diversity and fair 


5.Ethical, Responsible, and Accountable Leadership

a.Gather examples of how this leader demonstrated/showed ethical, responsible, and 

accountable behavior e.g. as follows:

i.Maintains transparency

ii.Promotes, drives, and invites dialogues to enhance diverse perspectives

iii. Fosters an open door policy approach

iv.Communicates and handles social