Leadership Style and Employee Behaviour: A Reciprocal Relationship
An effective leader is one who has a purpose and is able to influence his followers to enable them achieve that goal successfully. This paper adopted the literature review research method to look at the cause and effect relationship between the leader and followers. Information was collected from multiple databases as well as textbooks. Areas considered included the definition of leadership and the cause and effect relationship between leaders and followers, by identifying the influence leaders have on employee behaviour, specifically performance and voluntary turnover. It was identified that Leadership, explained as a systematic process where individual(s) influence(s) others towards the achievement of desired goals in interpersonal relationship, has influence on employees, specifically their performance and voluntary turnover. For further studies, it is suggested that data is gathered and analysed to confirm or refute the finding of this relationship between leaders and their followers in both private and public sector organisations.
Keywords: Leadership, Leadership styles, Employee performance, Turnover intention
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