Vol. 6, Issue 8 (2019)
Transformational leadership in a transformative society: The dumingagnon experience
Author(s): Julito V Mandac JR
Abstract: Transformational leadership is a style of leadership where a leader works with subordinates to identify needed change, create a vision to guide the change through inspiration, and execute the change in tandem with committed members of a group. This study used phenomenological qualitative research design to gather data from the real experience of the participant’s employing interview method and focus group discussion. The study was conducted in the Municipality of Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur. The respondents were Barangay captains’ and Barangay officials, local citizens, Subanen leaders, educators, organic farmers and vendors. To select the respondents, the most qualified key informants were chosen by the researcher. The result of the study revealed 5 emerging categories namely; attitude, good governance, motivation, transformational leadership and trust. It shows that the highest numbers of codes from the responses are Role Model, Trust, Transformational Change, Empowerment, Encouragement, Inspirational Motivation and Public Service. Local leaders in Dumingag became instrument in making change and transformation using genuine people’s agenda program as their guiding principle in the implementation of the policies. The mayor is a leader by example through work and values as he constitutes wholesome image in gaining respect and attaining its organizational values and expectations from the citizens. Transformational leadership is a guide for good governance and in attaining the aims of the municipality as a whole.