Transactional Leadership: It promises rewards to followers in            exchange for performance.

Transformational Leadership:  It occurs when one or more persons engage with others in such a way that leaders and followers             raise one another to higher levels of motivation and morality. It              ultimately becomes moral in that it raises the level of human                 conduct and ethical aspiration of both leader and led, and thus               it has a transforming effect on both.


Transactional leaders work within the situation

Transformational leaders change the situation

Transactional – accept what can be talked about

Transformational – change what can be talked about

Transactional – accept the rules and values

Transformational – change them

Transactional – talk about payoffs (what I get)

Transformational – talk about goals

Transactional – Status Quo

Transformational – Change Agents!


What is leadership?

1.  Leaders take the lead

2.  Leaders move people to follow them

Jesus Christ is the greatest leader…

1. Who had greater Vision?

2. Who knew better how to Communicate?

3. Who was more Trustworthy, Credible, and Believable?

4. Who has ever been more Empowering to his followers?

Jesus our Model Leader

1. Though Divine he was Human

“Because God’s children are human beings—made of flesh and blood—the Son also became flesh and blood…” (Hebrews 2:14 NLT)

2. He said he was our Model

“And since I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash each other’s feet. I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you. (John 13:14-15 NLT)

3. His Kingdom is for us now and for Eternity

“One day the Pharisees asked Jesus, “When will the Kingdom of God come?” Jesus replied, “The Kingdom of God can’t be detected by visible signs. You won’t be able to say, ‘Here it is!’or ‘It’s over there!’  For the Kingdom of God is already among you. ” (Luke 17:20-21 NLT)

4. His Influence is practical and others have always emulated him.

“I don’t speak on my own authority. The Father who sent me has commanded me what to say and how to say it.” (John 12:49 NLT)

5. His leadership is Transcultural, meaning it works everywhere all the time.

“Jesus grew in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and all the people. (Luke 2:52 NLT)

6. His leadership was Value-driven

“Don’t misunderstand why I have come. I did not come to abolish the law of Moses or the writings of the prophets. No, I came to accomplish their purpose. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not even the smallest detail of God’s law will disappear until its purpose is achieved. So if you ignore the least commandment and teach others to do the same, you will be called the least in the Kingdom of Heaven. But anyone who obeys God’s laws and teaches them will be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven.” (Matthew 5:17-19 NLT)

7. His leadership was Perfect

“The Son radiates God’s own glory and expresses the very character of God, and he sustains everything by the mighty power of his command. When he had cleansed us from our sins, he sat down in the place of honor at the right hand of the majestic God in heaven.  This shows that the Son is far greater than the angels, just as the name God gave him is greater than their names.” (Hebrews 1:3-4 NLT)

8. He gave his followers Responsibility

“As the Father has sent me, so I am sending you.”       (John 20:21 NLT)

Contribution by : Dr George Cope