The eighties and nineties have witnessed a renewed interest in the phenomenon of leadership. This special issue provides an overview of research on the concepts of transformational leadership, while focusing on conceptual, methodological and measurement problems. The effectiveness of various leadership styles is assessed, placing the concept against the background of changing organizations and changing environments.
S.G.L. Schruijer, Leadership and Organizational Change: An Introduction. B.M. Bass, Two Decades of Research and Development in Transformational Leadership. C. Vandenberghe, Commentry: Transactional Vs. Transformational Leadership: Suggestions for Future Research - Commentary. G. Yukl, An Evaluative Essay on Current Conceptions of Effective Leadership. B. Shamir, Leadership in Boundaryless Organizations: Disposable or Indispensible? J.B. Rijsman, Role Playing and Attitude Change: How Helping Your Boss Can Change the Meaning of Work. L. Vansina, Leadership in Strategic Business Unit Management . Response of The General Manager. R.E. De Vries, R.A. Roe, T.C.B Taillieu, On Charisma and Need for Leadership. J.G. Hunt, Charisma and Need for Leadership Revisited - Commentary. S.G.L. Schruijer, L.S. Vansina, Epilogue. Professional News Section.