A brief look at the Malaysian Prime Ministers’ leadership styles / Nasrudin Mohammed

Mohammed, Nasrudin (2005) A brief look at the Malaysian Prime Ministers’ leadership styles / Nasrudin Mohammed. Journal of Administrative Science, 2 (1). pp. 36-54. ISSN 1675-1302


Leaders’ style in leading are varied. Basically, as far as the classical view of leadership style is concerned, a leader’s style can either be (1) democratic; (2) autocratic; or perhaps (3) laissezfaire. However, it is almost impossible to come up with a collectively agreeable conclusion of what a prime minister leadership style really is. There are a number of reasons for such pessimistic statement. First, leadership in general is often associated with conflict. One person’s ideas and plans are put into collective action by a group or groups of people of which that one person had, in some way or another, managed to convince. Leadership, in this instance, is looked at how abstracts are put into concrete actions. It displays the ability of an individual to influence, motivate, and enable others to contribute (House, 2004:15). Therefore, in one sense, ideally, leadership is best defined by those who are directly involved in the whole process of achieving specific tasks that has been set out by individual or individuals on behalf of the institution or organisations. The leadership style of a leader, then, is rests upon the followers to determine. However, this should not prevent people outside the setting from making their own interpretations and conclusions.


Item Type: Article
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Mohammed, Nasrudin
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > Public policy (General). Policy sciences > Malaysia
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > Research
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Administrative Science and Policy Studies
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Administrative Science
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Journal of Administrative Science (JAS)
ISSN: 1675-1302
Volume: 2
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 36-54
Keywords: Malaysian Prime Ministers ; leadership styles
Date: June 2005
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/43089
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