THE EFFECT OF LEADERSHIP STYLE ON EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE IN AN ORGANIZAT…

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CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

1.1     Background of the Study

Human beings are the most precious part of civilization. His is because of all created beings, man is the most important organize and co – ordinate himself and other resources logically and by so doing give positive meaning to life and the world.

Without leadership, our families, communities, institutions, organization, businesses and society generally would become a conglomeration of confused, rudderless, directionless, wasteful and detailed collection of peoples, machines and materials.

According to Stoner et al (2005), defined leadership as “the process of directing and influencing the task oriented activities of group members”.

Weihrich and Koontz (2009). Defined it as “The art or process of influencing people so that they will strive willingly and enthusiastically toward the achievement of group goals. Allan and Robert (2006), defined leadership as a process where one person exerts a social influence over the members of a group. Appleby (2005), viewed it as the ability of management to induce subordinates to work towards group goals with confidence and keenness. Mullins (2007), is of the view that leadership involves “getting others to follow” or getting others to do things willingly”.

Akanwa (2003), described leadership as a process of influence on a group in a particular situation at a given point in time, and in a specific set of circumstances that stimulates people to strive willingly to attain organizational objectives.

Leadership is the ability to persuade others to seek defined objectives enthusiastically. It is that human activity that binds a group together and motivates it towards goals. It is the ultimate act that brings to success all the potentials that are in organizations and their people.

Ingredients of leadership, also according to Weihrich and Koontz (2008), I identified four major ingredient of leadership:

  1. Power, that is, the ability to use power effectively and in a responsible manner.
  2. A fundamental understanding of people that is, the ability to comprehend that human beings have different motivation forces at different times and in different situations.
  • Inspiration, that is, the rare ability to inspire followers to apply their full capabilities to a project, making people to give unselfish support to a chose champion.

Style of the leader and climate he develops, that is, the ability to act in a manner that will respond to and arousing motivation.

According to Normala and Syed (2009), high quality leaders and followers relationships have been found to have impact, on employees performance and organization commitment.

1.2     Statement of Problems

Although the qualities of leaders are obviously important especially in team work in particular, leaders need the skills to engage followers in productive and satisfying mutual pursuits. The problem is base on the topic, the impact of leadership styles on employees performance in an organization, therefore my goals is to reveal what it is that motivate all leaders to perform at their best and to achieves optimal business result at all time because the researcher, the inherent problem I have identified is that many managers in organization have attempted into several different incentive programs to motivate their employees, yet they have not worked for everyone in the organization, this is a major problem facing by managers these days, due to the fact that each managers in organization is founded on the strength of its employees performance.

The problem also arises out of improper management of human resources. Also poor and reluctant services as compared to the need generation with and timely service.

1.3     Objectives of the Study

The general objective of the study is to examine the overall effect of leadership style on workers’ performance of organization. The following are the objective of the study.

  1. To determine the relationship between leadership style and the organizational performance.
  2. To examine the importance and relevance of leadership style in an organization.
  • To make recommendation to the leadership and organization base on research finding.
  1. To ascertain how leaders can satisfy the need of it workers.
  2. To evaluate whether the worker are productive or not.

1.4       Research Questions

The following research question would be examined in the study.

  1. Is there any relationship between leadership style and the organizational performance?
  2. What are the important and relevance of leadership style in an organization?
  3. What recommendation can be made to the leaders and organization based on research findings?
  4. How Can leadership satisfy the need of it workers?
  5. Does leadership style has effect on organizational performance?
  6. What does worker motivation got to do with the organizational performance?
  7. What are those leadership styles that affect the organizational performance?
  8. Does leadership styles contribute positively to the growth and development of any organization?

1.5         Research Hypothesis

The following hypotheses were drawn to guide my research work.

We have Null Hypothesis (Ho) and the Alternative Hypothesis (H1).

Hypothesis One

Ho: Leadership style has no relationship with


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