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Doctoral Project Abstract

Exploring Transformational Leadership within a Military Training Academy

Jerry Brinson
Regent University

The purpose of this study was to conduct a phenomenological study of transformational leadership within a military academy. In essence, the approach adopted revolved around a description of daily occurrences as seen through the eyes of key informants. Transformational leadership was broadly defined as a brand or type of leadership that raises the conscious, ethical and moral base of both the leader and the led through continuous, integrative interaction. Our guiding question was: How important is a transformational model of leadership to life within a military academy? Our method included interviewing key leadership informants, in an attempt to gain illustrative examples of transformation leadership within a military academy. Our findings suggest the need for a greater appreciation and adaptation of transformational leadership principles to the demands of life within the military academy.

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