The primary aim of this study was to determine the relationship between the practice of
transformational leadership and a high-performance culture.The study hypothesized a
positive relationship between transformational leadership and a high-performance culture.
It also examined the predictive value of transformational leadership behaviours to the
different dimensions of a high-performance culture. The survey included a sample of 209
leaders fromvarious South African organisations. The Multifactor Leadership
Questionnaire (MLQ5X Form 5X) was completed by these leaders and their subordinates.
The High-performance Culture Questionnaire was completed by the subordinates only.
Findings indicated positive correlations between transformational leadership and a highperformance
culture. Furthermore, differences were found to exist in the predictive value of
transformational leadership behaviours to the various dimensions of a high-performance
culture. The theoretical and practical implications of these findings were discussed.
Dissertation (MCom)--University of Pretoria, 2016.