Over the years organisational performance and effectiveness has been linked directly or indirectly to the type of leadership style employed in such organisation, establishment or firms. It is easy to understand that in every
organisation there exist two chambers-the higher or senior personnel and the lower or junior personnel. Most times commands, instructions and directives flow from top-down. So in as much as the lower or junior staffs depend on the top management for directives and guidance, the senior or higher personnel needs the utmost cooperation of the junior staffs for effective performance and achievement of goals and targets. It is therefore important that the top management in every organisation implement a good leadership style that will encourage workers dedication, commitment and willingness to serve and give their best to the organisation.
In carrying out this research work, references were made to various existing articles, literatures and books relating to the subject matter. Also the researcher embarked on a fact finding task to get the needed data and information for effective analysis of the work done.
In addition, questionnaire method was extensively employed to gather the necessary data for the study. Although getting information through some of these sources was not easy, the researcher therefore acknowledge some limitations which mighty in one way or the other affect the result of this research.
After the collection of the data, it was used to presented, analyzed, and interpreted in other to extract the findings of the study.
Based on the major findings, some recommendations for improvement on organisational performance were also made.
This research on an appraisal of leadership styles and its effectiveness in organizational performance is intending to determine and assess the leadership style operational in organisations presently and its effectiveness as a means of achieving organizational and national goals.
In carrying out this research therefore, reference is made to source including some related literature. In addition, questionnaire method is intensively employed to gather the necessary data for the study.
This supports with other forms of collecting data such as books and consultation to organisations, firms and libraries. Although getting information through some of these sources is not easy, the researcher therefore acknowledge some limitations which may in one way or the other affect the result of the research. The collected data shall be presented, analyzed and interpretedfor effective derivation of findings form the fact finding exercise. Conclusions and recommendations shall as well be presented at the last chapter based on the presented data and the analysis earlier made.
As usual the study shall be arranged in a standard five chapter format with all the necessary sections and subsections.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Table of Contents
1.2Statement of the problems
1.4Objectives of the study
1.5Significance of the study
1.6Scope and limitations
1.7Definition of terms
2.1The concept if leadership
2.2Theories of leadership
2.3The trait approach to leadership
2.4The situational approach to leadership
2.5Leadership behaviour and styles
2.7Determination of leadership styles
Research Design and Methodology
3.1Sources of data
3.4Population of the study
3.5Determination of sample size
3.6Procedure for gathering data
3.7Validity and Reliability of measuring instrument
3.8Data treatment technique
Data Presentation and Analysis
4.1Distribution and collection of questionnaires
4.2Analysis and interpretation of questionnaires
4.3Test of Hypothesis
Findings, Recommendations and Conclusion
5.1Summary of the findings
5.4Summary and areas of further study