Requisite leader behavioural competencies for sustainable organisational performance

Show simple item record Grobler, Schalk W. Du Plessis, Yvonne 2016-10-21T05:34:07Z 2016-10-21T05:34:07Z 2016-08-18
dc.description S.W.G conducted the research as part of the completion of his PhD. Y.d.P. provided overall guidance, input and supervision throughout the research project, and finally approved the manuscript. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract ORIENTATION : Organisations constantly strive to understand the impact of leader behaviour on continued superior organisational performance. RESEARCH PURPOSE : The purpose of the study was to establish a framework of requisite leader behavioural competencies for sustainable (repeated) organisational performance and to determine the interrelationship between leader behaviour and sustainable organisational performance. RATIONALE/ MOTIVATION : Many studies have been conducted investigating the impact of leadership on organisational performance, but a gap exists in studying the interplay between leader behavioural competencies, organisational performance and organisational context. RESEARCH DESIGN, APPROACH AND METHOD : A case study research design was used employing a qualitative approach with a constructivist grounded theory research philosophy. Data collection comprised archival document review and semi-structured, in-depth interviews with senior executives in a high performing multinational listed South African organisation as case. Data analysis was conducted with the aid of qualitative data analysis computer software, as well as through iterative open and axial coding to discover patterns and themes. MAIN FINDINGS : The study resulted in a leader behavioural competency framework purporting a model founded strongly in context and simplicity. PRACTICAL/ MANAGERIAL IMPLICATIONS : Requisite leader behavioural competencies were identified as: 1) simple focus and providing direction; 2) a sincere regard for people, or employee wellbeing; 3) creating an environment of absolute trust and empowerment; 4) enforcing innovation and entrepreneurship; 5) full leader support and backup; and 6) affording profound reward and recognition for achievements. CONTRIBUTION : Organisations can benefit from an insight into understanding how the identified requisite leader behavioural competencies possibly can impact organisational performance in their respective environments. en_ZA
dc.description.department Human Resource Management en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2016 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Grobler, S.W. & du Plessis, Y., 2016, ‘Requisite leader behavioural competencies for sustainable organisational performance’, Acta Commercii 16(1), a347. 10.4102/ac.v16i1.347. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 2413-1903 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1684-1999 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/ac.v16i1.347
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher University of Johannesburg en_ZA
dc.rights © 2016. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Organisational performance en_ZA
dc.subject Leader en_ZA
dc.subject Competencies en_ZA
dc.subject Behaviour en_ZA
dc.title Requisite leader behavioural competencies for sustainable organisational performance en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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