Transformational Leaders Post Series [1 of 3]

In class today we were discussing different styles of leadership, according to my textbook titled Organizational Behaviour : Concepts, Controversies, Applications transactional leaders are “leaders  who guide or motivate their followers in the direction of established goals by clarifying role and task requirements” [1]and transformational leaders are “leaders who inspire followers to transcend their own self-interests and who are capable of having a profound and extraordinary effect on followers.” [1] Through the course of today’s instruction a list of transformational leaders were mentioned and therefore led me to the decision that I was going make this lovely post on the amazing people that were mentioned and have made a difference for generations following

The Famous Five

‘The Famous Five’:

Emily Murphy

Irene Marryat Parlby

Nellie Mooney McClung

Louise Crummy McKinney

Henrietta Muir Edwards

To quote from Wikipedia: “five Canadian women who in 1927 asked the Supreme Court of Canada to answer the question, “Does the word ‘Persons’ in Section 24 of the British North America Act, 1867, include female persons?” in the case Edwards v. Canada (Attorney General) On 24 April 1928, Canada’s Supreme Court summarized its unanimous decision that women are not persons. The last line of the judgement reads as follows: “Understood to mean ‘Are women eligible for appointment to the Senate of Canada,’ the question is answered in the negative.” This judgement was overturned by the British Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. This case, which came to be known as the Persons Case, had important ramifications not just for women’s rights but also because in overturning the case, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council engendered a radical change in the Canadian judicial approach to the Canadian constitution, an approach that has come to be known as the “living tree doctrine“. [2]

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States of America and was assassinated in 1865. Lincoln was assassinated for his promotion in the freedom of black slaves as well as voting rights to blacks. “Lincoln was an outspoken opponent of the expansion of slavery in the United States, which he deftly articulated in his campaign debates and speeches. As a result, he secured the Republican nomination and was elected president in 1860.” “He issued his Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, and promoted the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, abolishing slavery.” [3]

Who’s your inspirational leader?


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