Transformational leadership, work motivation and performance: An exploratory study on the context and process / Ong Pooi Fong and Elden Kam Weng Cheong

Ong, Pooi Fong and Kam, Elden Weng Cheong (2015) Transformational leadership, work motivation and performance: An exploratory study on the context and process / Ong Pooi Fong and Elden Kam Weng Cheong. Social and Management Research Journal, 12 (1). pp. 2-21. ISSN 1675-7017

Abstract

Leadership skills have become an important asset for many organisations as they strive to manage the people that make up the organisations. However, in todays competitive business environment, basic leadership qualities may not be sufficient to sustain the growth of the organisations. This exploratory study aims to look at the influence transformational leaders have on work motivation and performance. The study adopts a qualitative approach using in-depth interviews to solicit corporate and youth leaders' perspectives on successful leadership qualities and challenges, work motivation and performance. Findings revealed that transformational leadership traits are effective in cultivating motivation and higher performance in organisations. An evolving conceptual framework depicting the relationships between leadership, motivation and performance is proposed.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Ong, Pooi FongUNSPECIFIED
Kam, Elden Weng CheongUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management > Leadership. Transformational leadership > Malaysia
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Research Management Centre (RMC)
Journal or Publication Title: Social and Management Research Journal
Journal: UiTM Journal > Social and Management Research Journal
ISSN: 1675-7017
Volume: 12
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 2-21
Item ID: 16054
Uncontrolled Keywords: Transformational leadership; Work motivation; Work performance; Leadership challenges
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/16054

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