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Competency Mapping And Organizational Productivity: A study of Lafarge Cement Company, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria (Published)

This research was designed to ascertain the Effect of Competency Mapping and Organizational productivity in Lafarge Cement Company, Calabar. Survey Research Design was adopted for the study and a sample size of 174 was drawn. For the purpose of the study to be achieved, three hypotheses were formulated. The major instrument for data collection was a structured questionnaire administered to the respondents using simple random sampling technique. Data collected were analyzed using percentage and Pearson Product Moment Correlation. From the analysis, the result revealed that competency mapping has significant relationship with organizational productivity. Based on the findings, it is concluded that leadership competency has a significant effect on organizational performance. As a result of this, Management of Lafarge Cement Company should pay attention to various competencies under study as it improves the productivity of organization and also Management of Lafarge Cement Company should train employees to attain certain competencies as it improves the productivity of organization Lafarge Cement Company.

Citation: Bassey Okon Ebong (2022)  Competency Mapping And Organizational Productivity: A study of Lafarge Cement Company, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria, International Journal of Business and Management Review, Vol.10, No.4, pp.1-16

 

Keywords: Leadership, Negotiation., Productivity, communication, competency mapping

Social Intelligence and Successful Strategic Change Management: A study of Jubilee Syringe Manufacturing Co. Ltd, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria (Published)

This research was designed to examine the relationship between Social Intelligence and Successful Strategic Change Management, a study of Jubilee syringe Manufacturing Co. Ltd, Akwa Ibom State. Cross sectional survey design was adopted for the study and a sample size of 118 respondents was drawn from the population size of 330. For the objective of the study to be achieved, five hypotheses were formulated. The major instrument for data collection was a structured questionnaire administered to the respondent using random sampling techniques. Data collected were analysed using simple percentage and Spearman Rank correlation. Results show that there is a significant correlation between Social Intelligence and Successful Strategic Change Management. Based on the finding of the analysis, In conclusion, this study supported other recent research findings that social intelligence is an important successful change management that is predictive of leadership. It also furthered the notion that intelligence is important in creating appropriate and original problem constructions. Because social intelligence is a trait that accounts for effective leader behaviour across multiple situations, it seems to reconcile the trait and situation approaches to leadership. Consequently, It is recommended that managers ensure positive organizational environment (working conditions, policies and procedures) necessary for stimulating successful strategic change management. Also, empirical studies should be conducted to identify factors that predict Successful Strategic Change Management among employees in Nigeria.

Citation: Aniefiok Gilead Robinson (2022) Social Intelligence and Successful Strategic Change Management: A study of Jubilee Syringe Manufacturing Co. Ltd, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria, International Journal of Business and Management Review, Vol.10, No.3, pp.1-19

 

 

Keywords: : strategic change, Change Management, Leadership, Social Intelligence

Leveraging Leadership Style amid Crisis: Submitting Interleadership Style as a New Tool for Quality Decision-making (Published)

There has been significant interest in the quality of decision-making in recent times. Decision-making is spearheaded by leadership, and leadership styles propounded by different scholars have been evolving. Therefore, providing quality leadership amid crises and pandemics gives rise to the exploitation of new ways of leadership style. The author assesses and draws from different leadership styles to form a leadership style called Interleadership. It is the hope of the author that the Interleadership style, will yield maximum benefits to leaders during crises and normal times as well. The author applied a desktop study design and used a maximum variation purposive sampling technique to select fourteen leadership styles for the study. unlike other leadership styles where perspectives to tackle problems from outside the usual boundaries are considered a solution, the Interleadership style synthesizes leadership styles to develop a new perspective to leadership during crises and regular times.

Keywords: Accountability, Leadership, Resilience, Transformation, interleadership, leveraging

The influence of religion and marriage on women’s leadership in Ashanti region of Ghana (Published)

Citation: Simon Kyei (2022) The influence of religion and marriage on women’s leadership in Ashanti region of Ghana, Global Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol.10, No.1, pp.21-38

Abstract: This paper focuses on how religion and marriage cultures in Ghana influence women to be ruled by men. As a descriptive research, it used qualitative research approach and adopted descriptive statistics as it used basic tables and graphs to explain the findings. The major finding was that marriage and religion have potential to prevent women from become leaders as women are likely to obey the marriage and religious principles that group women and men into subordinates and leaders respectively. The conclusion made was that as religion and marriage cultures coerce women to accept that men are to lead them in all spheres of life, the radical feminists who see men as enemies and call for emancipation as means to address the situation are likely to fail in their approach. On the other hand, social and liberal feminists who call for education as means to address the man and women status disparities problem are likely to be comfortable in marriage and religion and succeed in becoming leaders in the society as well

 

Keywords: Feminism, Leadership, Marriage, Religion., gender othering

Top Management Commitment and Sales Force Performance of Beverage Manufacturing Companies in Nigeria (Published)

This study was designed to examine the influence of top management commitment on salesforce performance in selected beverage manufacturing firms in Nigeria. The study population was 151 and made up of all persons that are involved in sales of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages manufactured in Nigeria. The major instrument for data collection was the questionnaire. The proxies for top management commitment were leadership, management involvement, management support and resource allocation. The instrument was administered to every member of the population out of which 142 copies of the questionnaire were completed and returned in useable form. Data collected were analyzed using percentage analysis and hypotheses formulated were tested using the multiple regression analysis. Findings from the study revealed that there is significant relationship between the top management variables (i.e. leadership, management involvement, management support and resource allocation) and salesforce performance. Based on the findings, it was concluded that top management commitment influences salesforce performance in the beverage manufacturing companies in Nigeria. Consequently, it is recommended, among other things, that top management should show leadership by driving improvement that will enhance sales through the performance of the sales team. Also, they should allow team members’ input into decision making on issues concerning sales.

Citation: Ini Smart Udoh, Andrew Amuamuziam Okwudu and Uduak E. Joseph (2022) Top Management Commitment and Sales Force Performance of Beverage Manufacturing Companies in Nigeria,International Journal of Business and Management Review, Vol.10, No.1, pp.1-12

 

 

 

Keywords: Leadership, Management, Performance, Resource Allocation, involvement, salesforce, support

Literature Review on Trust, Psychological Well-Being, and Leadership Applied To the Workplace Commitment (Published)

An extensive literature review on perceived leadership and organizational commitment process is presented, comprehending trust, psychological well-being, and the quality of exchange between leaders and executive members. Key findings pointed out higher teams` commitment and performance in the workplace. This article addresses servant leadership and provides substantial advice for practitioners to improve organizational functioning. Finally, a discussion on the implications and recommendations for future research compile the present study.

Keywords: Commitment, LMX, Leadership, Psychological well-being, Trust

Evaluation on the Implementation of Continuous Professional Development Program: The Case of EFL Teachers (Published)

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the implementation of Continuous Professional Development program the case of EFL teachers. The study investigated the attitude of teachers towards CPD program, the role of CPD in terms of delivering new knowledge and experience, the leadership support in promoting CPD and the major impediments for the implementation of CPD. The subjects of the study were 18 EFL teachers from selected Secondary schools. In addition, high schools directors and supervisors were also involved in the study. The data was collected through four tools: reflective writing, focus group discussion, interview and document analysis. The collected data were analyzed qualitatively and case study method was employed. The findings of the study revealed that there is a great difference between the teachers’ beliefs and actual experiences in the practice of CPD. The study suggested that lots of challenges impede the proper implementation of CPD. Among them are heavy work load, lack of appropriate training facilities to practice CPD, shortage of financial and expert support, poor management of the program and poor initiatives to implement knowledge and awareness gained in the CPD program. Hence, it is recommended that to enhance the practice of CPD activity, teachers should get plenty of training opportunities to experience their professional activity.  Moreover, financial and expert support should be given due attention to improve the current status of CPD. 

Keywords: Continuous Professional Development, Evaluation, Experience, Leadership

Perceptions, Challenges and Coping Strategies of Women in Political Leadership Positions (Published)

This study examined the experiences of females in political leadership positions in the Sunyani West District. Qualitative approach was adopted with a case study design to explore the experiences of the women leaders. Purposive and snowball sampling techniques were used to select 14 participants comprising eight (8) political party executives, four (4) Assembly women and two (2) women who were parliamentary candidates. The data were collected using interview and analysed through thematic procedure. The findings indicated that females in political leadership positions perceive leadership in three different ways as task-oriented, goal-oriented and people-oriented. Whatever way they perceived political leadership; they faced several challenges related to their personal lives, family and community. However, the main challenge facing females in political leadership positions in Sunyani West District is misconceptions about their capabilities as females. Females in political leadership positions cope with their challenges through self-motivation, creation of cordial relationship with male chauvinists and concentration on their potentials. The study recommended that female political leaders should focus on their output and achievements to show their capabilities in contributing meaningfully to society. There is an urgent need for opinion leaders such as chiefs, queen mothers, district chief executives and the public in general to discourage the unfair, unjust and unequal treatment sometimes meted out to women who occupy political leadership positions.

Keywords: Challenges, Coping Strategies, Ghana, Leadership, Political Leadership, Politics, Women

Line Managers’ Opinion on the Outcome of Management Development Programs of Ready-Made Garments Industries in Bangladesh (Published)

Management Development Program (MDP) is an effective educational intervention to facilitate learning opportunities for the management employees aiming to ensure continued organizational development. This study endeavored to assess the intended outcome of MDP conducted at Ready-made Garments (RMG) industries located inside the export processing zone of Chattogram, Bangladesh. The opinions of 56 senior line managers of five reputed RMGs were collected through a questionnaire survey. The findings of the study were shared with a six-member expert panel for validation of the responses. Results of the first study projects the absolute success of MDP in the area of organizational development. However, the RMG industries should make improvement in the area of management skill development particularly developing leadership skills. Management development is still a less utilized concept in most of the RMGs of Bangladesh. The results of this study may encourage the application of MDP that could be beneficial in overall organizational performance improvement.  

 

Keywords: Leadership, management development program, management skills and line managers, organizational development, ready-made garments

Communal Participation and Good Governance in Nigeria (Published)

Communal participation has been a collective and progressive impetus for societal development since medieval era while popular representation is one of the indispensable pillars of good governance in modern times. The study examined the impact of communal participation on good governance in Bomadi and Patani local government areas of Delta State, Nigeria. The study investigated the practise of communal participation in the communities and wards, the extent of participation in local government affairs and the leadership style that encourages participation or representation of community members in the local government councils. Data were generated from both primary and secondary sources. Samples of 200 respondents were interviewed through the administration of questionnaire designed according to 5-point Likert scale of strongly agreed (SA) to strongly disagree (SDA). Demographic data were collected and analysed by tables of frequency and percentage. The measures of central tendency such as the mean and standard deviation were employed to analyse the three objectives adopting mean of 2.50 as agree (A) or acceptable criterion at (0.05) level of significance. Findings revealed that there was appreciable level of communal participation and representation in the two local government areas. The study recommended that, a more pragmatic involvement of community leaders in decision making, projects initiation, planning and execution be adequately demonstrated. This should be carried out through regular town hall meetings with community leaders and mass media sensitization to enhance good governance at the grassroots level.

Keywords: Development, Good Governance, Leadership, Participation, communal

Colleague’s Perceptions of Female Managers of National Vocation Trainiing Institutions (NVTIS): A Case Study in the Eastern Region of Ghana (Published)

The study investigated the perception of instructors of National Vocational Training Institutes (NVTIs) about female managers and stereotypical beliefs and perceptions that affect women participation in leadership in NVTIs in the Eastern Region of Ghana. The population of the study comprises the instructors of ST. Mary Vocational Training Institute Asamankese, Abetefi Vocational Training Institute and Anum Presbyterian Vocational Training Institute in 2016/2017 academic year.This research employed quantitative research approach in the data collection and analyses of responses. Data collected from the survey were analyzed using descriptive statistics such as percentages, frequencies and mean scores. The findings of the study revealed that NVTIs’ instructors held the views that female heads do not accept other people views, female heads are less corrupt and are weak in decisions making. They also lack self-confidence in leadership and are not courageous. The study also revealed that stereotypical beliefs and perception affects women participation in leadership roles in NVTIs institutions in the Eastern Region.  Recommendations were made based on the findings of the study.

 

Keywords: Gender, Leadership, Perception, female head, female manager, stereotypical

The effect of strategic leadership on knowledge sharing in the Jordanian government schools from the teacher’s point of view (Published)

The current study aimed to identify the impact of strategic leadership on knowledge sharing in Jordanian government schools from the teachers point of view, and to achieve the goals of the study, the researcher followed the descriptive survey approach, in terms of applying the study tool, which was represented in a questionnaire consisting of (20) paragraphs, On the sample, which amounted to (356) male and female teachers from government schools in the Jerash Education Directorate, the study reached a number of results, the most important of which were: The degree of Jordanian government school principals’ possession of strategic leadership skills from the teachers ’point of view is medium, and that there are statistically significant differences to the degree of The directors of Jordanian government schools have strategic leadership skills from the teachers ’point of view due to the variable of gender and experience, and there is a statistically significant effect of strategic leadership skills on knowledge sharing from the teachers’ point of view. The study recommended a number of recommendations, the most important of which was: The administrator’s awareness about the importance of adopting a strategic management method to stimulate knowledge sharing between them and the teachers.

Keywords: Knowledge Sharing, Leadership, Strategy, Teachers

The ambidextrous leadership and its impact on organizational performance in the Jordanian government schools from the viewpoint of teachers (Published)

The current study aimed at identifying the skillful leadership behaviors and measuring their impact on organizational performance in Jordanian government schools from the teachers point of view, and to achieve the goals of the study the researcher followed the descriptive analytical approach, in terms of applying the study tool, which was represented in a questionnaire consisting of (30) paragraphs, On the sample, which amounted to (356) male and female teachers from government schools in the Directorate of Jerash Education, the study reached a number of results, the most important of which were: The degree of availability of ingenious leadership behaviors among administrative leaders in Jordanian educational institutions is high, and the degree of organizational performance indicators in educational institutions Jordanian women are also high, and there is a statistically significant effect of adept leadership behavior in Jordanian educational institutions on organizational performance from the point of view of male and female teachers in Jordanian government schools, and the study recommended a number of recommendations, the most important of which were: the need to educate administrators in various fields The Kingdom’s governorates by adopting an ingenious leadership style in management, as it has positive benefits for the education process in Jordan.

Keywords: Leadership, Organizational, Performance, ambidextrous

A single school case study exploring teachers’ perceptions of the impact of leadership on teacher retention at a British International School in Saudi Arabia (Published)

This study sought to investigate teachers’ perceptions of leadership that impacted on teacher retention at a British International School in Saudi Arabia. The insider researcher conducted surveys and interviews adopting an ethnographic paradigm in a subjectivist ontological position with an interpretivist perspective on epistemology. This study highlighted ten teachers’ perceived teacher retention focused leadership activities. This may inform and be used as evidence to prioritise teacher retention focused leadership activities over others. All teachers in this study attributed their professional relationships with the senior leadership team to their retention.

 

Keywords: Leadership, international school, teacher retention

Leadership Behaviour Mutation for National Development (Published)

In recent times, ardent watchers and analysts of the Nigerian project have suggested that the country has endemic leadership issues with genetic foundations deeply rooted in Her DNA. Although this assertion has been sharply contested, the apparent malady in the current behaviours of persons in key leadership positions in the country seems to have assumed worrisome dimensions .The observed leadership behaviours have taken an impoverishing toll on the efforts at National Development. Thus, this work, in the bid to evolve persons with development –centric leadership behaviours, took an organic approach to attempt to resolve the underlying leadership malaise. This was done using metaphoric symbolisms and biological analogies to have an introspective view of aspects of molecular ecology. This dimension was adopted in order to explain how leadership behaviour mutation could counteract the prevailing leadership trend and provide actionable thoughts for the ultimate attainment of sustainable National Development.

Keywords: Behaviour, Development, Leadership, Mutation, Nigeria

How Could Leadership Contribute to the Transformation of a School Unit into a Learning Organization (Published)

This study attempts to explore primary school teachers’ perceptions regarding the contribution of leadership to the transformation of schools into learning organizations. The results show that leadership can play a significant key role in the transformation of schools and there is a positive correlation between school leadership practices and its functioning as a learning organization.

Keywords: Leadership, Learning Organization, quantitative methodology., schools

Studying the Effect of Leadership Styles on the Business Performance of SMES in South-Eastern Region (Published)

This study aims to explore the effect of leadership styles on the business performance of SMEs in South-Eastern region. The research result is a science evident for managers to improve the business performance. The researcher surveyed 250 managers of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and answered 12 questions but 212 samples processed. The primary sources of data collected from July 2017 to November 2018 in South-Eastern region. Simple random sampling technique. The Data analyzed Cronbach’s Alpha and the exploratory factor analysis (EFA), which used for multiple linear regression and using partial least squares method. Managers’ responses measured through an adapted questionnaire on a 5-point Likert scale. In addition, the findings of the study have two factors affecting the business performance of SMEs in South-Eastern region with significance level 0.05.

Keywords: BRVT., Business, Leadership, Performance, SMEs

Effects of Leadership Styles on Productivity of Secretaries in the Public Sector (Published)

Recently, there have been concerns about the attitude of some secretaries or administrative assistants in various organisations across Ghana and this has been blamed on several factors. This study subjects the types of leadership styles to productivity of secretaries or administrative assistants in the public sector in Ghana. The study adopted quantitative approach and survey as a research design. This enabled the researchers to take primary data from large number of respondents. It was found out that Leadership is not attached to a particular style but uses a style that may fit the situation or circumstance they face. Many secretaries and administrative assistants are aware of the competences needed to perform their role. However, these competences are not in use or exhibited by this category of employees. Autocratic leadership style does not necessary lead to high turnover and absenteeism, low productivity and distortion of communication.

 

Keywords: Autocratic, Democratic, Human-Relations., Leadership, Performance, Productivity

Influence of Leadership as Strategy Implementation Practice on Performance of Postal Corporation in Kakamega County, Kenya (Published)

Organizations across the world have recognized the importance of strategy formulation in improving service delivery. Good practices in strategy formulation and implementation are among the key pillars of competitive advantage and organizational sustainability. Studies indicate that most managers rightly make effort to formulate strategies, but little investment is made to implement those strategies properly. Therefore, the study explored the effects of strategy implementation practices on performance of Postal Corporation in Kakamega County (Kenya). Based on the study, this paper presents and discusses the research findings on leadership as one of the strategy implementation practices on organizational performance. The researcher anchored the study on cross sectional survey research design which emphasized on collection of data at a particular point in time rather than over a period of time. The target population of the study was one hundred and thirty two (132) top and middle-level management staff of Postal Corporation drawn from Kakamega, Lugari, Khwisero and Khayega branches. Stratified sampling method was used to sample ninety-nine (99) respondents. Structured questionnaires were then used to collect the data from the sampled managers to which only seventy-six (76) responded. The received questionnaires were sorted, classified; data was then coded and analysed by descriptive statistics (percentages, mean and standard deviation). Inferential analysis was done by multi regression analysis where the result of R square was 0.476 indicating that 47.6% of the performance could be predicted from the study variables. The study found that leadership significantly affected the performance of Postal Corporation in Kakamega County as indicated by a p value of 0.043, which was within p<0.05 level of significance. In light of the findings, the researchers recommended that a related study be conducted in a wider spectrum of both public and private institutions to determine the consistency of the results.

Keywords: Kakamega, Kenya, Leadership, Performance, Postal Corporation, Strategy Implementation

The Effect of Transformational Leadership to Improve Motivation Implications on Performance of Employees Using Modified Information Technology (Published)

Banking or financing activity that complies with sharia (Islamic law) and its practical application through the development of Islamic economics. Some of the modes of Islamic banking/finance include mudarabah, wadiah, musharaka (joint venture), murabahah (cost plus), and Ijara (leasing). Sharia prohibits riba, or usury, defined as interest paid on all loans of money (although some Muslims dispute whether there is a consensus that interest is equivalent to riba). Investment in businesses that provide goods or services considered contrary to Islamic principles (e.g. pork or alcohol) is also haraam. The main issue in Indonesia is that profit-oriented organizations, whether privately owned enterprises, central government or local government, have not been fully led by leaders with leadership qualities, whereas business organizations are the spearhead of every country in the globalization competition.

Keywords: Employee, Leadership, Profit Taking, Sharia Bank