Leadership styles in project management: An analysis based upon the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire

by Davis, Avis S., Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2008, 84 pages; 3329824

Abstract:

Leadership, strategies, structure, and systems are needed for successful organizational change to be effective. The successful formation and execution of organizational strategy in a rapidly changing environment is dependent upon the leadership and organizational structure for leading and managing projects. The abilities and styles for this leadership will impact endurance in the competitive environment and will not set the stage for how strategy is planned and implemented. Bass’s full range model of leadership extended these leaders the opportunity to directly impact on outcomes in the project management environment. A nationwide sample (N = 80) of Project Management Institute members completed the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire-5X Short Form to determine the relationship between transformational, transactional, or laissez-faire leadership style of project managers and the outcome variables of satisfaction with the leader, perception of leadership effectiveness, and willingness to exert extra effort. Results imply that there is a significant relationship between the project managers’ leadership style and all three of the outcome variables. Findings were validated through the multivariate techniques of multiple regression coefficients.

AdviserRonald Benson
SchoolCAPELLA UNIVERSITY
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsManagement
Publication Number3329824

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