Transformational Leadership Styles Pre- and Post-Trauma

I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Charles Kramer on an article that was recently published in the Journal of Leadership Education on the relationship between trauma and transformational leadership styles in the military. The results of this exploratory study suggest that leaders exposed to traumatic events may become less transformational after trauma exposure (e.g., ability to be inspiring). However, a small number became more transformational (e.g., focused on their followers as individuals). Further research is needed to see if this result can be replicated in larger samples and over longer time periods. It may be possible that this result reflects a temporary phenomena that reduces over time as military leaders recover and adjust to the trauma. Well done Dr. Kramer on this publication. See the full article here.