Challenges Faced by Leaders in Improving the Job Performance of Subordinates

  • Dolly C. Kalu
  • Nonyelum P. Okpokwasili
  • Monday B. Ndor
Keywords: leadership, job performance, subordinates, Port Harcourt,


The major purpose of this study was to determine challenges faced by leaders in improving the job performance of subordinates in academic libraries in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The research design adopted for the study was a survey. The entire population which consisted of all the 74 professional and Para-professional staff working in the libraries studied also formed the sample size. Data collection was through questionnaire while analysis was done using frequency and means to answer the research question. It can be concluded that the major challenges leaders face in improving job performance of subordinates are that of subordinates not reporting to the leader who delegated authority, high expectations by subordinates from the leader and attitude of subordinates towards the leader. It is recommended among others that subordinates who are delegated to do something should be made to know from the beginning that they should report back to the leader. It is suggested that subsequent researchers can investigating other area such as; Perception of subordinates on the leadership styles adopted by management of various libraries.

Keywords: leadership, job performance, subordinates, Port Harcourt,


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