ERIC Number: ED547654
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct-22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
Mentoring Resulting in a New Model: Affect-Centered Transformational Leadership
Moffett, David W.; Tejeda, Armando R.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual International Mentoring Conference (7th, Albuquerque, NM, Oct 21-24, 2014)
The authors were professor and student, in a doctoral leadership course, during fall semester of 2013-2014. Across the term the professor mentored the mentee, guiding him to the creation of the next, needed model for leadership. The new model, known as The Affect-Centered Transformational Leadership Model, came about as the result. Becoming an affect-centered transformational leader requires substantial knowledge of human development theories, internalization of the theories, deep reflection, personal sacrifice, willingness to change, ability to articulate action plans, and follow-through. Becoming affect-driven followers require the same, with ongoing leader guidance. Intensive training and requirements of use are essential to the success of the endeavor. Cultures are created in organizations and transactional leadership is the prevailing model. The authors assert the new leadership model will provide better results for organizations. It is less hierarchical and more oriented to enhance others' self-worth. It favors creativity and innovation, taking the whole person into account. It reaches personal attitudes, beliefs, and values. Organizational success can be enhanced by the leader's knowledge, and application, of human development theories. Affective appeal reaches a person's heart of hearts. The affective levels of spirituality and emotion enhance self-worth and efficacy. Leaders who communicate to these affective levels elicit transcendental experiences for followers. Individuals desire autonomy, and an affect-centered leadership style can provide such. The shift to affect-centered leadership can result in a happier, more productive, workplace. Enhanced developmental relationships come about, as a result of these communications.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A