Strategy and the importance of strategic leadership by james. To check the impact of strategic leadership on employee performance, sample size is 120. This dissertation is brought to you for free and open access by the walden. The relationship between strategic leadership and strategic. Leadership style, effects, performance, small scale enterprise 1. The articles were found on the basis of a systematic search of isi web of. Therefore, this thesis raises questions to know how internal school stakeholders. An investigation into the impact of leadership styles on employee retention. Leadership style and the relationship between communication satisfaction and organizational commitment. Strategic leadership and change management practices at. Phd thesis, university of stellenbosch, business management. Effective strategic leadership can thus help organisations enhance performance.
An effective leadership strategy model for lakeland korean. Impact of organisational culture on strategic leadership development with special reference to nalco 1leena p. Human and social capital are source of sustainable competitive advantage for organization and, therefore, should be carefully nurtured and developed. The impact of strategic leadership on the operational strategy and performance of business organizations in south africa. The relationship between strategic leadership and strategic alignment in highperforming companies in south africa by lorraine wendy lear submitted in accordance with the requirements for the degree of doctor of business leadership at the university of south africa graduate school of business leadership promoter professor. Strategic leadership repub, erasmus university repository. The impact of strategic management on the growth of smes. Hughes and katherine colarelli beatty isbn 0787968676. Recommendations are that strategic leadership, administrative accountability. An investigation into the impact of leadership styles on. But we will also encourage you to take responsibility and initiative for how you implement those strategies on a daytoday tactical level. Introduction to management and leadership concepts, principles, and practices ing. Strategic leadership today, business and governmental organizations face something of a perfect storm of problems that have profound implications for current and future leaders.
Strategic leadership and the exercise of discretionary judgment, professional ethics, and civilmilitary relations. Strategic management is a process filled with constant motion. Mckinney dissertation submitted to the faculty of the. By submitting this dissertation electronically, i declare that the entirety of the. An introduction to strategic leadership leadership. This paper aims to provide an understanding of the nature and dimensions of strategic leadership. The aim of the study was to determine the impact of strategic management on the growth of smes.
Strategic leaders are being challenged by stakeholder demands that organizations meet triple bottom line performance measures. Based on the result of the research in the leadership, the thesis will present an effective strategy. Ceo leadership on innovation, and identified new concepts in strategic leadership specifically related to high technology leadership, operational and creative leadership. Describe strategic leadership in detail, the traits of strategic leadership, how they differ from strategic management, and discuss the importance of strategic leadership for the competitive success of a firm. Masters thesis abia state, nigeria by owolabi yusau lawal. Impact of organisational culture on strategic leadership. The objective of this paper is to come up with a solution of the many challenges that occur in the process of organizational change through implementing proper leadership. Impact of leadership styles on organizational performance. It considers the nature of strategy in its broadest sense and puts forward a model of a sustainable strategically focused school. The context is that so many of my clients are being challenged to think more strategically and be less operational in their focus to become more than just leaders. The following essay will critically discuss the role of strategic leadership in an organizational change process using relevant theories and example. Strategic leadership in an organizational change process.
An evaluation of strategic leadership in selected schools and its contribution to academic performance is my own work and independent research making use of different literature. Effect of strategic leadership styles on firm performance. During the selection process of the articles, the main. Survey based questionnaires are distribute among the respondents of textile sector organizations located in. The task of evaluating performance and initiating corrective adjustments are found in both the end and the beginning of strategic management cycle.
The strategic leadership course touches on all the themes, but is the standard bearer for three. As the thesis sought to 1 identify the characteristics of digitalisation, and 2 analyse how these. Little that managers at all levels in an organization do falls outside the purview of the five management functions. Strategy and the importance of strategic leadership by.
In addition, the curriculum is designed to address joint learning areas and outcomes as noted in. Their results are detailed in an article entitled, exploring the effects of creative leadership on innovation in hightechnology firms. The effect of strategic leadership style on the effectiveness of. Strategic leaders understand that strategy is a learning process, rather than an event, and that effective strategic leadership involves a dynamic interplay between thinking strategically, acting strategically, building strategic relationships and influencing within those relationships with a view to the longterm, and constantly learning what. Changing a culture is a largescale undertaking and all of the organizational tools for changing minds will need to be put in play. In strategic change, the quality of leadership of managers who lead a company determine the success or failure of a new strategy dessler and al. Effective strategic leadership can thus help organisations enhance. Nonetheless, there is a paucity of empirical research on how strategic leaders values and leadership styles are related to such measures. In order to bring out the best in an employee, the. Strategic leadership is an ability of firms to anticipate, envision and maintain flexibility, and. Leadership vs management a business excellence performance. Strategic leadership has many facets, and it encompasses managing via others, and works as a helper for organizations to adjust with the changing world that appears as happening substantially as ever with the pace of time in todays global business matrix. There are several types of leadership styles such as transformational leadership, transactional leadership, autocratic, democratic leadership. Volume 4, issue 1 summer 2012 the journal of strategic leadership jsl provides a forum for leadership practitioners and students of strategic leadership around the world by publishing applied articles on topics that enhance knowledge and understanding of the phenomenon of strategic leadership at all levels.
Strategic leadership capabilities are needed in the new competitive landscape expected for the 21 st century. Mckinney dissertation submitted to the faculty of the virginia polytechnic institute and state university in partial fulfillment of. The journal of strategic leadership jsl provides a forum for leadership practitioners and students of strategic leadership around the world by publishing applied articles on topics that enhance knowledge and understanding of the phenomenon of strategic leadership at all levels within a variety of industries and organizations the jsl is published in electronic. The meaning, value, and experience of strategic leadership for law enforcement executives in todays world hugh m. According to the results of the strategic leadership style questionnaire, it is founded. This thesis analyzed the theoretical view of business ethics and sustainable development. I also declare that this thesis has not been submitted for degree purposes to any university or academic institution. The role of strategic leadership in effective strategy implementation.
European scientific journal december 2018 edition vol. Behaviors of chief executive officers, university of phoenix, doctorate thesis. Strategic leadership the only thing harder than being a strategic leader is trying to define the entire scope of strategic leadership a broad, difficult concept. Strategic leadership and organizational performance european. The relationship between strategic leadership and strategic alignment in highperforming companies in south africa by lorraine wendy lear submitted in accordance with the requirements for the degree of doctor of business leadership at the university of south africa graduate school of business leadership promoter professor ernst neuland. I have been rereading one of the best books on strategic leadership that i have yet come across. The role of strategic leadership in effective strategy. Identifying which leadership style best encourages. Leadership scholars have instead identified leadership theories and styles such as valuesbased, transformational and authentic leadership, that explain contemporary leadership practices in complex. Changes in the organizations situation, either from inside or outside or both, constantly drive strategic adjustments. These qualities contribute positively to effective. How leadership and management dynamics contribute to.
And also for further studies, to identify the effects of leadership styles on firm performance more precisely, the number of leadership styles may be increased. Since then, transformational leadership has become one of the most widelystudied leadership styles due to its emphasis on changing workplace norms and motivating employees to perform beyond their own expectations yukl, 1989. Strategic leadership according to hoskisson et al 2004 strategic leadership is. The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on strategic leadership entrepreneur. Strategic leadership demands for the ability to integrate both the inside and outside business environment of the organisation, and engage in multifaceted information processing. Strategic leadership in public sector administration. The journal of strategic leadership jsl provides a forum for leadership practitioners and students of strategic leadership around the world by publishing applied articles on topics that enhance knowledge and understanding of the phenomenon of strategic leadership at all levels within a variety of industries and organizations. More so, it was aimed at identifying the leadership style that best encourages employee retention in the nigerian bank, with particular emphasis on the transformational and the transactional leadership styles. The role of strategic leadership in building sustainable. Strategic leadership is difficult to describe as a concept. Nigerian banking sector is a strategic sector in the economy of the nation which drives the countrys economy. Role of strategic leadership on strategy implementation in public universities in kenya a case study of jkuat main campus.
Effective leadership in the church a training tool to help congregations, pastors, and other church leaders effectively work together to accomplish gods mission. Pdf impact of strategic leadership on employee performance. A comparison was undertaken by firstly exploring how school leadership and management practices of school leadership and management teams. Management theorists and practitioners may chose one or two of the five functions as most important, but this is not borne out normatively. Based on this premise, the present study aims to explore the relationship between leadership style and organizational performance.
Effective strategic leadership is the foundation for successfully using the. Several identifiable actions and features qualify strategic leadership as postulated by hitt et al. Page 4 of 9 strategic leadership according to hoskisson et al 2004 strategic leadership is. This thesis was written for my master degree in business administration at. It involves managing through subordinates, and helps organisations to cope. Introduction the concept and definition of leadership and style may differ from one person, or situation, to the other. Masters thesis evaluation of leadership and organizational performance in small scale industries in nigeria. Felu, declare that i am the author of the masters thesis entitled. We cannot always define it or describe it in every detail, but we recognize it in action. Introduction to management and leadership concepts.1145 1408 803 44 1349 220 1230 988 461 1081 1360 780 644 1221 200 1563 133 631 253 354 982 1122 348 598 456 1363 584 886 656 522 1466 757 263 1219 500