Leadership In The Workplace: A Case Study

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Leadership and subordinates concept has for centuries been central tenet of human society. Numerous definitions of leadership have been proposed, but most conclude that leadership is a process, entails influence, occurs within a group setting and involves shared goals or vision (Schreuder, Roelen, & Van Zweeden, 2011). Studies in recent years have also drawn more attention due to its roles in the failure or success of an organization (Yukl, 2010). According to Michael (2011), leadership style has a direct cause and effect relationaship on organizations and their failure. These suggest that leadership style adopted by the leader determine values, culture, change tolerance and subordinates acceptance of leader. They shape organizational strategies…show more content…
These pressurize the DVLA into a state of complexity in the pursuit to strive to undertake its core abilities in providing its services by upholding Legislative Instrument 2180 (Ghana, 2012) that seeks for mandatory formal training for prospective drivers as done in Western Countries especially in Denmark. The leaders and subordinates staff have been tasked to these challenges to the next level in which DVLA is being seen as vital the image and towards realizing the vision and mission of the DVLA. Lankau, Carlson and Nelson (2006) explored the mediating effects of role conflict and role ambiguity on the relationship between leader behavior and subordinates acceptance of leader. In a sample of university alumni, both role conflict and role ambiguity were found to be significant mediators of the relationship (Lankau, Nelson, & Carlson,…show more content…
Carsten, Uhl-Bien and McGregor (2010) discovered that followers who worked with empowering leaders were more likely to be proactive and participative in the public and private sectors. The inference from the research showed that there existed positive relationship between participant’s leadership and subordinates. This work combined both public and private organizations in Pakistan with participants from different organizations but the researcher want to use only one organization in Ghana which is rare. As public organizations come under increasing pressure to change and innovate (Fernandez & Rainy, 2006), more research is needed to understand how leaders should relate to subordinates positively in order to gain the subordinates affection for organization to serve its stakeholders better. In spite of these attention is being paid to research in this aspect is still very limited 1.2 Purpose of the Study The purpose of the study is to examine the leader behavior and subordinates acceptance of leader: Application of Path-goal theory in Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority in Ghana. The study is designed to accomplish a dual purpose; (a) to determine if there are relationships among leader behaviors and (b) how subordinates
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