Styles of Leadership in an Organization



Styles of Leadership in an Organization


The research paper will focus on leadership styles and how the relate to organization performance. There has an inherent correlation between leadership style and organization culture, which in turn is influenced by type of organization. The paper will also focus on the type of leadership in an organization and how it influences the achievement of organizational goals. It is known that organization effectiveness is leveraged on the style of leadership deployed within an organization. How style of leadership influences organizational performance will be the focus of this research paper (Mustaqim, 2016). The paper also will analyze the appropriate leadership style for the organization under consideration in relation to the type of organization and organizational culture. Besides, it will focus on what appropriate leadership styles are preferred by employees in an organization environment. The paper will then be focused on interviewing employees to find out this claim and make recommendations based on findings.

Literature review

There is close correlation between organizational performance and style of leadership. Various literatures have been detailed on how style of leadership relate to organizational performance. The literature review section of the research paper will provide a detailed analysis of various styles of leadership and how they influence organizational performance. Besides, the style of leadership should be connected to a particular type of an organization given that a privately owned company would call for a different style of leadership compared to a publicly owned company (Mustaqim, 2016). Besides, the culture of an organization is highly connected to its style of leadership. Transformational leadership and transactional will be evaluated how it influences organizational performance and culture. Both male and female employees from a healthcare organization will be included to evaluate how style of leadership relates to its performance. The participants will be selected randomly to avoid biased results.


The expected findings of the research paper will be to establish the correlation between leadership style and organization. Characteristics of leaders dictate the style of leaders they adopt, and this influences the performance as well as culture of the organization under consideration. The greatest concern is that organization is not about the style of leadership as per se, but more importantly how leadership influences employees to perform. Private organization would observe serious leadership and management tactics based on motivating employees as opposed to public organization where laxity is observed and mismanagement calling for adoption of appropriate style of leadership (Liao et al., 2017). The relationship between organizational style of leadership and organization culture will be established based on how leadership affects effectiveness and overall performance. Leadership style also influences job satisfaction among employees and their contentment on jobs they are holding in an organization. Transformational leadership tends to better influence employees since a leader is responsible for bringing about the desired change to see better improvement within the organization (Zareen, Razzaq, & Mujtaba, 2015).


The type of organization should be considered prior to adopting a given style of leadership. Transformative leadership need to be considered by for profit organization for them to remain sustainable. The culture of an organization is strongly influenced by the type or organization and style of leadership that influences a positive culture within the organization need to be emphasized (Al-Sada, Al-Esmael & Faisal, 2017). Transformative leadership enables employees to develop responsibility on their daily duties making it suitable for most organizations. The benefits derived from a style of leadership need to be emphasized to ensure appropriate traits and culture is developed within an organization to drive efforts aimed at achieving its overall goals and objectives. Besides, the style of leadership needs to be aligned with the mission and vision to ensure there is efficiency. Training programs need to be emphasized to enhance communication between employees and their leaders. Employee motivation should be given a priority because the main goal of organization is performance and efficiency, thus appropriate leadership style should be adopted.


Leadership style adopted has significant impact on culture of an organization. A leadership style that inspires employees’ motivation, promotes trust and loyalty, as well as innovativeness in an organization should be adopted (Ohemeng, Amoako-Asiedu & Darko, 2018). An organization needs to understand how it is structured so that the right leadership strategy is adopted. The leadership style that derives maximum benefits to an organization such as transformative leadership need to be embraced by organization since it meets the needs of an organization. However, not all organization need the same style of leadership since different organization are in different growth stages and they need different management strategies. Besides, decision making process need to be considered before choosing the style of leadership. Job satisfaction is also connected to the style of leadership, and leadership style in a specific organization should align to the needs of its workforce to promote maximum performance.


Al-Sada, M., Al-Esmael, B., & Faisal, M. N. (2017). Influence of organizational culture and leadership style on employee satisfaction, commitment and motivation in the educational sector in Qatar. EuroMed Journal of Business.

Liao, S. H., Chen, C. C., Hu, D. C., Chung, Y. C., & Liu, C. L. (2017). Assessing the influence of leadership style, organizational learning and organizational innovation. Leadership & Organization Development Journal.

Mustaqim, D. (2016). The Influence of Leadership Style and Motivation of Employee Job Satisfaction. International Journal of Economics and Finance8(10), 176-183.

Ohemeng, F. L., Amoako-Asiedu, E., & Darko, T. O. (2018). The relationship between leadership style and employee performance. International Journal of Public Leadership.

Zareen, M., Razzaq, K., & Mujtaba, B. G. (2015). Impact of transactional, transformational and laissez-faire leadership styles on motivation: A quantitative study of banking employees in Pakistan. Public Organization Review, 15(4), 531-549.