Transformational leadership can help transform a group of people to accomplish a goal. Transformational leaders engage with followers and create a connection that raises the level of motivation and morality in both the leader and the follower (PSU WC, 2020). In my last movie review group, we focused on RuPaul Charles and the Psychodynamic Approach but he is also a good example of a leader. He led and brought out drag queens that showed them to be more accepted.
While Transformational leaders have a brighter view to the future, Transactional Leadership does not hold leaders and followers together and does not result in change. RuPaul is a leader that is passionate and a driven individual who have a vison of the future. When drag queen started out a long time ago, they were not as accepted as they are today. One can find shows in mainstream television such as RuPauls Drag Race which he created. He had this vision of having a more accepted world towards drag queens and he did this by gaining trust by his followers. Transformational leadership serves to change the status quo by appealing to followers’ values and their sense of higher purpose (PSU WC, 2020).
RuPaul has all the traits of a leader in which he built a community and turned drag into an art and made it a more accepted in society as well as created more opportunities.
Pennsylvania State University World Campus (2020). PSYCH485 lesson 10: Transformational Leadership. https://psu.instructure.com/courses/2045005/modules/items/ 28166658