A conceptual framework of transformational leadership as an influential tool in the team performance

Keywords: team performance, leadership style, team cohesion, effectiveness


Purpose – to identify the relationship between the transformational leadership approach and team performance, to analyze the existing literature that expresses the role of transformational leadership on team performance and to create a guideline for the leaders to increase their performance.
Design/Method/Approach. To achieve the purpose o.f the study 86 articles and books were analyzed in terms of transformational leadership, team performance, and the relationship between these two concepts.
Findings. Leadership is one of the essential words in today’s organizational direction. Despite that, transformational leadership has excellent attention on leadership theory. A few numbers of researches are done on analyzing the relationship between transformational leadership and team performance. The findings show that transformational leadership remains the most crucial leadership style in improving team performance.
Originality / Value. The originality of the study is that no one researcher before has analyzed the relationship between transformational leadership and team performance, like this study, which includes analyzing the existing literature over 50 years of research made on this topic by numerous researchers.
Theoretical implications. This study's theoretical significance increases opinion and change of judgment for performance appraisal on the working life quality.
Practical implications. The practical benefit of this study is that it provides a guideline for managers use the leadership style correctly to increase the performance of a team, and as a result their organization.
Research limitattions / Future research. The projections for further research are to analyze the relationship between the transformational leadership approach and team performance, add other dimensions, and measure their common effects on such relationship.

Paper type – theoretical.


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Author Biographies

Xhavit Islami, "Ss. Cyril and Methodius” University in Skopje; University “Kadri Zeka”

PhD. Cand., Faculty of Economics, Program “Organizational Sciences and Management (Management)”, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje;
Teaching Assistant, Department Management, Faculty of Economics, University "Kadri Zeka", Gjilan

Enis Mulolli, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje

PhD. Cand., Faculty of Economics, Program “Organizational Sciences and Management (Management)”,

Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje


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Islami, X., & Mulolli, E. (2020). A conceptual framework of transformational leadership as an influential tool in the team performance. European Journal of Management Issues, 28(1-2), 13-24. https://doi.org/10.15421/192002