Assessing the difference between transformational-leadership style and business strategic project-alignment factors

by Udeh, Chukwudi A., Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2014, 122 pages; 3614285

Abstract:

Successfully aligning projects to an organization's strategic goals and determining the leadership style has the greatest impact on project success. Aligning projects are critical factors in the organization's ability to effectively meet its business goals and remain competitive in a fast-paced global business environment. This research study reviewed organizational leadership theories, analyzed project management strategies, and identified factors that affect successful alignment of projects to organizational strategies. Furthermore, it examined alignment theories that give organizations a construct to align projects successfully to their business strategies. To accomplish these objectives, this study used quantitative, non-experimental research methodology to assess the difference between transformational-leadership style dimensions and business strategic project-alignment factors. The researcher collected the dataset from 229 certified project managers using the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire Form 5X (MLQ-5X) short developed by Bass and Avolio in 1995 and a demographic questionnaire. The researcher used a Multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) to analyze the dataset from research sample participants. The findings of this study demonstrated that leadership style of transformational-leadership dimensions has a direct relationship between business strategic project-alignment factors. Theoretical implications include the need for project managers to be trained in business strategic project alignment based on their transformational-leadership style dimensions.

AdviserGAIL FERREIRA
SchoolCAPELLA UNIVERSITY
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsBusiness administration; Management
Publication Number3614285

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