Research Proposal. Leadership Style & Organizational Commitment.

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RESEARCH PROPOSAL LEADERSHIP STYLE & ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT INTRODUCTION Different leadership organisations have different leadership styles that they have adopted in their operations. However it is up to an organization to make sure that the leadership style it uses contributes to the commitment of different stakeholders in an organization. Organizational commitment is one of the salient on going organizational issues faced by managers. Past literature has highlighted the importance of retaining committed employees as an aspect of survival for organization hence many forward thinking are striving to create a positive organizational climate in order to keep those good employees through various human resource initiative (Chew, J, &…show more content…
2. Which leadership style qualifies to be the best? 3. What qualifies it to be the best leadership style LITERATURE REVIEW There are various different leadership styles that organizations normally adopts & each one of them have different impact on the organizational commitment on stakeholders. This includes a) Laissez Faire Leadership b) Transactional Leadership c) Transformational Leadership LAISSEZ FAIRE LEADERSHIP Laissez faire is the absence of effective leadership (Yukl G, 2010). Laissez faire leaders ignore problems and follower (Yukl G, 2010) and they do not contribute to the growth of the follower ( (Northouse, 2007). Feedback, rewards and leader involvement are totally absent in this type of leadership hence reduced organisational commitment. TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP A TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADER is a person who stimulates and inspires followers to achieve extraordinary outcomes (Robbins, 2007)It has been shown to influence organisational members by transforming their values and priorities while motivating them to perform beyond their expectations (Rowold, 2007)Increased levels of job satisfaction & reduced turnover intentions are consequences of transformational leadership. It is all about leadership that creates positive change in the followers whereby they take care of each other’s interests and act in the interestsof the groupas a whole (Warrilow, 2012) There are four components of transformation style (Warrilow, 2012) a)
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