chapter  1
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Transformational Leadership : The (Un)Disputed Champion of Leadership Strategies

On a typical Tuesday afternoon at Parker Middle School, an observer might see a crowd of parents and grandparents, waiting for an escort to the auditorium to see the fi fth-grade play. At the front desk, the school administrative assistant is explaining the afternoon assignment to a new substitute teacher. Across the hall, in a small examining room, the school nurse is listening to a parent who is concerned about her child’s food allergies. Near the principal’s offi ce, a local policeman is waiting to speak with someone about a family situation involving a student. Two teachers are also waiting; they want permission to organize a fi eld trip.