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Title: The Influence of Leadership Styles and Emotional Intelligence on Decision-Making in Local Government System: A Case Study of District D.I. Khan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Authors: Khan, Qudrat Ullah
Keywords: Bussiness & Management
Management Studies
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Gomal University, D.I.Khan.
Abstract: Every leadership position uses a ‘Mix’ of different leadership-styles as per situation or the type of issues handling at a particular point of time across the trajectory of working as administrator or manager in public sector organization like ‘local-government-system’ in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Further, every type of ‘Decision-making’ requires a particular leadership-style, for instance, when organizations consider people-oriented decision-making’ only a transformational-leader can do this job. Likewise, ‘task-oriented’ work environment demands task-oriented-decision-making, which is possible only by those trained in ‘transactional-leadership-style.’ What mix of these leadership and decision-making styles are in practice among the officers and elected members in performing their functions, which obviously has duties undertaken precisely as per ‘rule-n-regulations’ however, ensuring community participation and satisfaction thereof from services is also equally critical performance indicator. Thus, they are supposed to keep the required balance between different leadership and decision making styles in the sense that which combination will the best in a particular work situation. The study is based on ‘Positivism’ as research-philosophy and ‘survey’ as approach to conduct literature and field surveys for data collection. Qualitative data has been analyzed using ‘Thematic-analysis,’ which actually begins with the first primary-theme collected from the existing research. Field data was processed with statistical procedures according to the nature of research-hypotheses (or questions) including Correlations, Regressions, Mediations, and Tests of Significance. viii The field results come up with expected (hypothesized) as well as surprising findings about the exact existence and weight of the variables and relationships as operating in the local government system work environment. Most of the hypotheses extracted from the existing knowledge have been positively supported by the analysis of field data from the sample respondents. There are signification associations, causes-n-effect relations, mediation of EI in three out of four X-Y models in the theoretical-framework. EI has partially mediated between TFLS-PDMS. Surprisingly, there is no mediation of EI in the three models including TFLS-TDMS, TSLS-PDMS, and TSLS-TDMS. Another surprising finding is that respondents have no difference-of-opinion regarding TSLS and TDMS, while have striking differences of viewing TFLS, TDMS and EI. May be, it is because of the existence of human elements in these variables. Findings of this study are useful for the stakeholders of research including officers, elected representatives, and general public in different ways. They can get insights about the state of-affairs going on in the real-world work environment thereby looking at the leadership, decision making, emotional-issues and their impacts on the overall performance of the system. Further, the future researchers can take-on the same or enhanced research models to apply on the similar and different situations for expanded knowhow of organizational behavior.
Gov't Doc #: 24570
URI: http://prr.hec.gov.pk/jspui/handle/123456789/18534
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