Organizational Culture And Leadership Of The Private Sector Within Malaysia

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Abstract Chapter 1: Introduction 1.1 General Overview of the Problem Leaders and organizational culture are synonymous and hold great intrinsic value in every organization that tend to be dependent rather than mutually exclusive. In the current global climate, firms are in dire advocacy of the two factors above especially in the private sector within Malaysia. Previous literature elucidates a descriptive approach into the correlation of leadership and organizational culture however the absence of substantial literature in this region including inconsistent nomenclature leaves current crop of local leaders and firms alike in a conundrum on effective adaptability of leadership in relation to the existing culture and…show more content…
Leadership, in context of culture relates to utilizing different styles or approaches in motivating and directing teams that are in tandem with the firm’s culture that needs to be develop especially in multicultural teams with diverse demographics (e.g Anita Rothacker a & Georg Hauera, 2014 ). The prerequisites for such radical approaches in management is due to rapid globalization that bridges the gap for plurality in culture consisting of multi-faceted team members from dissimilar backgrounds. Managing such complex teams not just proves to challenge existing theories of leadership styles such as situational , transformational and authentic leadership styles but requires an amalgamation of styles in order to form the right culture (e.g Anita Rothacker a & Georg Hauera, 2014 ). Another perspective that drives the need for having a holistic system which consist of good leaders and a healthy culture is being sustainable (Martina K. Linnenluecke *, Andrew Griffiths, 2010) together fostering efforts of firms to find the ‘perfect DNA’ matched leaders that is symbiotic to the culture rather than alienating. 1.3 Problem Statement Although several studies have analysed the connection between organizational culture and leadership such as using knowledge management practices (Hai Nam Nguyen and Sherif
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