International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Influence of Leadership Styles on Employees’ Performance: A Study of Turkana County, Kenya
Daniel NawoseIng’ollan, Josse Roussel

Leadership is key to good performance since it coordinates both utilization of human and other resources in the organization, good leader motivates employees and motivated employees does not only increase his or her job performance and commitment within an organization, but also goes beyond the job requirements thus increasing the organization’s general performance and making it more profitable. The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between the leadership styles and performance of the Turkana County. The study adopted a mixed method approach and employs an exploratory survey design. Questionnaires were used to gather data from the employees Turkana County. Simple and multiple Regression Analysis was used to determine whether a relationship exists between the independent and dependent variables. On the other hand, qualitative data from the interview guide was analyzed by content analysis; this involved selecting and grouping the data according to emerging themes in line with objectives of the study. The study revealed that there is no perfect leadership style but according to this study the following leadership styles influenced employee’s performance; affiliative leadership 49.5%, authoritative leadership style 52.2% of employee’s performance and therefore it was concluded that the two leadership styles influences county government employees style in Turkana County and therefore the two styles should be adopted and not each style on its own.

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