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what is transactional leadership

Transactional leadership, also known as managerial leadership, focuses on supervision, organization, and performance; transactional leadership is a style of leadership in which leaders promote compliance by followers through both rewards and punishments. Unlike transformational leaders, those using the transactional approach are not looking to change the future, they look to keep things the same

Leaders using transactional leadership as a model pay attention to followers’ work in order to find faults and deviations.

This type of leadership is effective in crisis and emergency situations,[citation needed] as well as for projects that need to be carried out in a specific way.