An Evaluation of Leadership Skills on Organisational Performance in Financial Firms in Ireland.

Adesanya, Seyi Ayomide (2020) An Evaluation of Leadership Skills on Organisational Performance in Financial Firms in Ireland. Masters thesis, Griffith College.

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The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of leadership on organisational performance, by critically accessing those leadership skills that make a leader successful from the employee perspective. The study focused on the financial sector in Ireland, because of its importance in contributing significantly to the Ireland economy, leadership in the sector is therefore paramount for the overall success of the sector. The study adopts the qualitative method of research which collects data from the conduct of interviews, seven (7) interviews were conducted with employees of several firms in the Irish financial sector. Analysis was done using the thematic process as provided by Braun and Clark (2006). From the analysis it was discovered that leadership skills that related to Interpersonal skills(Ability to motivate, interact and communicate) Expertise, and experience, Cognitive and strategic thinking skills were skills that made leaders successful, further a leaders ability to communicate required results and train staff to handle certain responsibilities themselves were essential for employee productivity as this skills stimulated employees to work more for the organisation. Also, leadership ability to provide non-material motivations and exemplary leadership was significant in keeping employees loyal to the organisation. The study thus discovered that leadership skills was essential for organisational performance, hence the study recommends that leaders should adequately take time to acquire and learn leadership skills as it will aid in enhancing employee commitment and the general success of their organisations.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Leadership, Leadership skill, employee commitment, employee loyalty, employee productivity, organisational performance.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Graduate Business School > MSc in International Business Management
Depositing User: Ms Tehseen Faisal
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2021 04:52
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2021 04:52

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