HomeInterdisciplinary Research Journalvol. 2 no. 1 (2016)

Transformational Leadership Styles of College Deans of a State University

NINO J. VINAS

 

Abstract:

Transformational leadership is the most contemporary view of leadership. The college deans at Pamantasan ng Cabuyao (PnC) face new challenges and situations to sustain and attain a higher quality of learning. The study identified and analyzed the transformational leadership behavior of the college dean in the eight colleges of PnC as perceived by full-time and part-time faculty. The quantitative and qualitative approaches were used to implement the descriptive–evaluative method. Data were gathered through a survey questionnaire, interviews, and focus group discussions (FGD). Both groups of respondents perceived that the college deans always manifest transformational leadership behaviors as to charismatic, individual consideration, intellectual stimulation, motivational capability, effectiveness as a leader and his/her office, and satisfaction attributes. They believed that the college deans often utilize organizational effectiveness variables as organizational structure, financial resources, leadership, manpower, policy and program, technology, and physical working conditions that influence effective delivery of basic services. Significant differences were noted on the college deans’ transformational leadership behaviors as charismatic, individual consideration, motivational capability, effectiveness as a leader and his/her ofce, and satisfaction attributes but not on intellectual stimulation. It was concluded that the college deans align individual goals to the organization’s goals and objectives, institutionalize common agenda of commitment, inspire followers and provide support, encourage creativity, and promote collaboration and positive behavior. The organizational effectiveness variables were aligned with the transformational leadership behavior of the college deans that foster effective delivery of basic services in the eight colleges of PnC.