The transactional leaders overemphasize detailed and short-term goals, and standard rules and procedures.
Do not make an effort to enhance followers’ creativity and generation of new ideas.
This kind of a leadership style may work well where the organizational problems are simple and clearly defined. Such leaders tend to not reward or ignore ideas that do not fit with existing plans and goals.
The transactional style of leadership is viewed as insufficient, but not bad, in developing the maximum leadership potential.
It forms as the basis for more mature interactions but care should be taken by leaders not to practice it exclusively, otherwise it will lead to the creation of an environment permeated by position, power, perks, and politics.
Interpersonal Intelligence is a moral issue as much as a means of efficient communication
The behaviours can be viewed as a pragmatic toolkit but, in reality, they are manifestations of a moral perspective.
Interpersonal intelligence is essentially about being human – it is the most direct and public demonstration of values in action.
Why is Interpersonal Intelligence important in educational leadership?
is the notion of the leader as exemplar, as a model of appropriate behaviour. The natural reticence and shyness of many senior staff in schools leads them to underestimate the importance of their behaviour both as a model and as a sanction i.e. implicitly condoning certain patterns of behaviour .