International Journal of Business and Social Science

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

Leadership Needs and Development Framework: An Empirical Study of Third-Line Leaders in the Kuwait Oil and Gas Sector.
Dr. Alawi Taqi, Dr. Ameen Talib

This paper analyses the „needs‟, „skills‟ and „capabilities‟ development of third-line leaders working in the Kuwait‟s Oil and Gas Sector companies. Leadership has been widely studied yet little understood about third line leaders in developing countries such as Kuwait. They have the responsibility of converting the task from plan into reality. This paper looked at the “team leader” or “third-line leaders” in the Kuwait‟s oil and gas sector. Empirical data was collected from 42 third-line leaders via personal in-depth interviews. The findings indicated gaps in the effectiveness of leadership development. A framework is proposed that stresses on the importance of identifying needs of leaders in relation to contextual factors to achieve leadership development. This leads to leadership behaviours and capabilities that will produce effective leadership.

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