Super Star Uni Case Study
The impact of leadership style in the change process of an organization influences the performance; Leadership as stated by Martin, Liao and Campbell (2013) remains one of the most consequential contextual influencers of employee performance. Latson (2014) elucidated that some leaders may have the best intentions, but the impact will not be in alignment with the intension. But leadership trait is the ability to inspire, motivate and engage the followers to make the inspired vision happen beyond their normal capabilities (Mendez, Munoz & Munoz 2013). A change is the most frequent phenomenon of today's reality and a good understanding of how to manage the change process is very essential; Change is translation from one state into …show more content…
Furthermore, both faculty deans exhibited different styles of leadership which are briefly discussed according to Nastase, Prediţcan and Roiban (2013) as follows: firstly, an authoritarian leader imposes its ways on people, makes unilateral decision and limits the participation of collaborators. The Dean of the EAES exhibited this leadership style by limiting the staff participation and concentrating on the executive members; thus encouraging change resistance. Secondly, there are democratic leaders who usually involve subordinates in the decision making process, delegates’ authority, encouraging workers participation, and uses feedback as a tool for growth. This is a perfect description of the style in use at the faculty of Arts. Change is inevitable, and in order to successfully manage change process, leaders have to acknowledge the fact that subordinates are part of the forces that drives it.
Waddell et al. (2014) also classified leadership/management style into four these includes, collaborative style which is full participation of employees in important decision making about the organization’s future and bringing about organizational change. Consultative style is the approach whereby the employees are consulted primarily about the means of