The transformative leader: style, mindset, and wisdom
The purpose of this study was to examine six formal public school leaders to learn the extent to which leadership style, mindset, and wisdom informed their work. In depth interviews were employed to allow six subjects to detail their beliefs and practices regarding transformational leadership in their respective settings. Findings suggest that transformational leaders possess an often-implicit growth mindset and intuitively utilize wisdom to guide their daily work. Implications for future research include the possibility that instruction in the concepts of mindset and wisdom might empower prospective transformational leaders by overtly surfacing these habits of mind.
Hennen-Burr, Jana, "The transformative leader: style, mindset, and wisdom" (2013). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 653.