Research Paper (postgraduate) from the year 2016 in the subject Pedagogy - The Teacher, Educational Leadership, grade: A (5.0), course: Personal Research Project Report, language: English, abstract: A study was done on the Impact of Leadership Styles on Academic Performance In Selected Secondary Schools and aim of the study was to find out the Impact of Leadership Styles on Academic Performance in Selected Secondary Schools. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of leadership style on the secondary schools heads on their academic performance in selected secondary in Arusha city council. Theoretical framework was grouped on the types of leadership and the academic performance; the study used survey design assessing the impact of leadership style on academic performance in secondary schools in Arusha City Council. It involved seventy (70) respondents in selected secondary schools in Arusha City. Empirical data was collected using questionnaires and SPSS was used as a tool to analyze data. The findings indicated that, there is significance relationship between leadership style and the academic performance. The findings further indicated that, the types of leadership style used in selected secondary used in secondary school was participative and encourage relationship among the teachers, The study discovered that teachers are involved in decision making. There was positive impact of participatory leadership style of school heads that dominates the area on the academic performance in selected secondary Arusha City Council. In the light of this study it is recommended that the authorities are responsible for making educational policies and design to provide training and development programmes to head of schools to serve as reference policy decision on leadership.
Business performance is a measurement tool that organizations use to study their performance relative to their competitors in the market. Recording high levels of business performance is said to keep the organization ahead of the game. Therefore, this issue has been given much importance in last few years. One of the major factors that is believed to affect the business performance is the leadership style. This study has focused on four leadership styles and studied their impact on business performance. To complete this study a quantitative research method tool was employed at the BLOM bank Verdun branch. A questionnaire was distributed to the employees in order to gather some demographic information in addition to data about the preferred type of leadership style. With the help of the BLOM bank's team it was concluded that the transformational leadership style is the most appropriate one to use. The collected data revealed that the transformational leadership style shares a positive relationship with the business performance. This leadership style pays much attention to the employees' needs and satisfaction level. Therefore, this style is believed to elevate the overall performance of employees which carries a direct and positive impact on the business performance of the company.
Bachelor Thesis from the year 2020 in the subject Leadership and Human Resource Management - Management Styles, grade: 10.00, , language: English, abstract: The purpose of this thesis is to determine the impact of leadership styles on the business. Specifically, the paper is aimed at defining the relationship between the leadership style and a certain unit performance. To this objective, the first chapter introduces the reader to the leadership concept, shows its importance in the daily life and its correlations with the HR field. The theoretical insights into the leadership phenomena and its effects on the business are provided by the paper’s state of the art. Subsequently, the chapter of methodology presents the objective of the research and briefly the chosen company that the study is conducted on. It also defines the variables and describes the process of data collection and the participants. The chosen company is NN Group Romania, specifically, the NN subsidiary in Brasov, from which one of its units was empirically analysed. The analysed leadership styles are transformational and transactional types as I consider them to be the fundamentals of the styles. They serve as independent variables in the study. The SPSS software tests these variables for a potential correlation with the dependent variable, which is unit performance. The data was provided by twelve participants, consisting of one leader and eleven followers, who answered an online survey constructed in Sosci Survey. Further, the chapter of practical approach starts with the explicit description of the company. Moreover, in order to generate numerical values for describing the relation between the variables, a linear regression model was implemented and interpreted. This chapter ends with recommendations to the company after proving that there are two positive correlations between the leadership styles and the unit performance in the chosen unit of NN Romania. Both transformational and transactional leadership influence the unit performance, and thus they have a positive impact on the business. Eventually, the conclusion of this paper summarizes the most significant concepts and findings as well as offers a personal perspective on the study.
Master's Thesis from the year 2014 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, grade: A, , course: Master of Science in Project Management, language: English, abstract: This study evaluates the effect of leadership styles of project managers in project performance in software Industry of Punjab Pakistan. Full leadership model was selected to make comparison of the effects of three leadership styles (Transformational, Transactional, Laissez-fair) of project managers in project performance. So software industry was focused in this research. After comprehensive literature review on the related topic in the hypothesized model a questionnaire was developed and its validity was checked by the pilot survey first. A sample of two hundred and fifteen first level managers, directly working under project managers like software Architects, Principal software Engineers, Developers, programmers, Quality Assurance personals in software industry was selected by using simple random sampling and the response rate was seventy two percent. The analysis was completed by using descriptive analysis, correlation analysis and multiple regression analysis by SPSS- 16. Finally conclusion and recommendations are suggested. The study concludes that Transformational leadership of project manager has significant effect in project performance and its two construct charisma (CHM) and inspiration (INS) are proved significant and this study also provides significant practical implications of the results for the project managers working in software houses of Pakistan that they can enhance the performance of their projects by learning and exhibiting transformational leadership style as according to Pakistani working environment of software houses this leadership style is proved effective. Further areas for future research and implications are also highlighted in this thesis.
Bernard M.Bass has incorporated a decade of new findings on the newest theories and models of leadership; intellectual and interpersonal competence; motivation; the nature of power and Machiavellianism; charismatic and transformational leadership; leadership and women, Hispanics, and Orientals; leadership succession; substitutes; culture; and the role of leadership and organizations in dealing with stress, crisis, and disaster.
Master's Thesis from the year 2017 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, grade: B, University of Northampton, language: English, abstract: Leadership in the organizational context is significantly critical towards achievement of goals and future sustainability. Organizations that are regarded as high performers have effective leadership portfolios that are often passed from one generation the next. In this regard, organizations that started decades ago are still going strong in the contemporary environment because of leadership cultures that embrace dynamism. Leadership is multifaceted concept that is dependent on individual organizations and industries of operations. The type of leadership applied determines the level of success and influence therein on personnel and stakeholders. Leadership should therefore influence and motivate towards better performance and maximization of available resources towards achieving a sustainable venture. Leadership should influence others towards implementing the mission and vision through application of core values and competencies held by the organization. Leadership has become a critical aspect of running organizations, as it has emerged that organizations with effective leadership portfolios perform better for longer periods. This had experienced regardless of modern volatility that has threatened the survival of multiple organizations in various industries. In this regard, leadership is concerned with value delivery to consumers in a manner that surpasses their expectations in different dimensions. Effective leadership in organizational contexts has become necessary especially towards countering competitive strategies applied by rival organizations. This has compelled individual organizations to learn effective leadership techniques applicable in respective industries and organizations. Jaguar Land Rover is one of the largest carmakers and dealers in the world. The multinational has b
This practical hands-on tool kit for managers demonstrates when, where, and how to implement significant organizational change through teamwork. The use of self-managed, cross-functional, benchmarking, and outside linking teams by high-performance firms is employed in a case study format.
For thirty-three years and through three editions, Bass & Stogdill's Handbook of Leadership has been the indispensable bible for every serious student of leadership. Since the third edition came out in 1990, the field of leadership has expanded by an order of magnitude. This completely revised and updated fourth edition reflects the growth and changes in the study of leadership over the past seventeen years, with new chapters on transformational leadership, ethics, presidential leadership, and executive leadership. Throughout the Handbook, the contributions from cognitive social psychology and the social, political, communications, and administrative sciences have been expanded. As in the third edition, Bernard Bass begins with a consideration of the definitions and concepts used, and a brief review of some of the betterknown theories. Professor Bass then focuses on the personal traits, tendencies, attributes, and values of leaders and the knowledge, intellectual competence, and technical skills required for leadership. Next he looks at leaders' socioemotional talents and interpersonal competencies, and the differences in these characteristics in leaders who are imbued with ideologies, especially authoritarianism, Machiavellianism, and self-aggrandizement. A fuller examination of the values, needs, and satisfactions of leaders follows, and singled out for special attention are competitiveness and the preferences for taking risks. In his chapters on personal characteristics, Bass examines the esteem that others generally accord to leaders as a consequence of the leaders' personalities. The many theoretical and research developments about charisma over the past thirty years are crucial and are explored here in depth. Bass has continued to develop his theory of transformational leadership -- the paradigm of the last twenty years -- and he details how it makes possible the inclusion of a much wider range of phenomena than when theory and modeling are limited to reinforcement strategies. He also details the new incarnations of transformational leadership since the last edition. Bass has greatly expanded his consideration of women and racial minorities, both of whom are increasingly taking on leadership roles. A glossary is included to assist specialists in a particular academic discipline who may be unfamiliar with terms used in other fields. Business professors and students, executives in every industry, and politicians at all levels have relied for years on the time-honored guidance and insight afforded by the Handbook.
Proceedings of the 2nd Global Conference on Business, Management and Entrepreneurship (GC-BME 2017), August 9, 2017, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia
Author: Badri Munir Sukoco
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Business & Economics
Increasing Management Relevance and Competitiveness contains the papers presented at the Global Conference on Business, Management and Entrepreneurship (the 2nd GC-BME 2017), Surabaya, Indonesia on the 9th of August, 2017. The book covers 7 topics: 1. Organizational Behavior, Leadership, and Human Resources Management 2. Innovation, Operations and Supply Chain Management 3. Marketing Management 4. Financial Management and Accounting 5. Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship, and Contemporary Issues 6. Green Business 7. Management and Economics Education.
This work represents the third entry of the series of works on “Chaos, Complexity and Leadership”. Contents of the book are composed from broad range of chaos, complexity and their applications in multi disciplines. Articles reflect different perspectives in the field of applied nonlinear methods, modeling of data and simulations as well as theoretical achievements of chaos and complex systems. In addition to this, readers are going to find new applications in leadership and management of chaos and complexity theory such as in fields from education to politics. It is completely new and fresh piece of mind for readers who are interested in chaos, complexity and especially leadership.
The dynamic economic climate invites participants who are grounded in strategic financial management and infrastructure development. Thus, a lack of sufficient infrastructure, in both quality and quantity, often disqualifies developing countries from being key players in the global economy and influences other socioeconomic problems like unemployment, quality of work life, and quality of life. Handbook of Research on Strategic Business Infrastructure Development and Contemporary Issues in Finance discusses the efficiency of good infrastructure and its impact on socioeconomic growth and socioeconomic development in general and addresses contemporary aspects of the strategic financial management essential for accomplishing the objective of wealth maximization in today's challenging and competitive economy. This book is an essential research work for policy makers, government workers and NGO employees, as well as academicians and researchers in the fields of business, finance, marketing, management, accounting, MIS, public administration, economics, and law.
Patterns of Operations Strategy Cascading Across Global Sites in a Manufacturing Firm
Author: Maik Schlickel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Business & Economics
This book reveals and presents the root-causes that lead to varying improvement performances across different locations of a global positioned manufacturing organization. Conducting a multiple case study analysis of manufacturing sites around the world, the author found that the quality of the strategy deployment process is vital, especially when it is clear to all affected employees—a situation we refer to as strategy cascading. But having a sound strategy cascading alone is not enough. The author worked out that a company, which achieves to align its sound strategy cascading with the company context and leadership style of its top-management team, is likely to realize more operations improvements than do companies that missed to do so.
Causal Analyses Considering the Effects of National Culture and Leadership
Author: Miriam Jacobs
Category: Business & Economics
To achieve a better understanding of the influence of National Culture, Corporate Culture and Leadership Style on Lean Six Sigma implementation and Corporate Success a quantitative empirical web-based survey with Lean Six Sigma professionals involved in the social professional network LinkedIn was carried out by Miriam Jacobs. The outcome of this survey suggests, that certain constellations of these five factors are more successful than others. Companies with an almost equal balance across different Leadership Styles and types of Corporate Culture achieve the best results, while companies equipped with a Rational and Hierarchical Corporate Culture in the absence of transformational, participative or supportive leadership are likely to fail.