The Role of Effective Leadership in Achieving Organizational Objectives
By Sunday Bello
Uploaded by: Sunday Bello
Effective Leadership is a topic of great concern to managers, employers, and the general public. Good leadership is essential to government, to business and to countless group and organizations that shapes the way which lives works and play. Many managers believe that leadership is the major determinant of
Organizational success. This belief can be seen in the thousands of
Naira spent annually by individual companies on leadership programmes.
Government has been wrecked in some countries due to bad leadership.
There are such comments as “He is a very effective leader”, “the
Company failed because it lacked effective leadership”, “the country
Lacked effective leadership”, “and leadership makes the differences
Between success and failure”.
In the achievement of organizational goals and objectives of any
organization, an effective leadership or leader is obviously an
Important ingredient. The follower acts as a compliment to the leader in
the achievement of the organizational goals of any organization. If
there is no effective leader, most organizational goals and objectives
may not be adequately realized. When leaders who are professionals in their respective fields are involved in the management to a company, the impact on their achievement is easily noticeable. This becomes a dynamic force in most sectors of our economy today and emphasis on the crucial native of effective
In commerce, similar attempts are directed towards appointing leaders
who will be able to run the organization effectively and efficiently
for the achievement of Organizational goals. Leadership increasingly
becomes under great pressure from the followers and from the
environments. With the presence of effective leadership, there are efficient and
effective management of government enterprises to perform up to
expectations. Like most other tools for achieving organizational goals
effective leadership is faced with some constraints which prevent some
enterprises from achieving their normal goals objectives.
Also, most management is not even aware of the exact constraints to the effective leadership. The exigency of the situation created by effective
leadership encourages research on the issue of “EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP AS A
TOOL FOR ACHIEVING ORGANIZATIONAL OBJECTIVES”. The dream of improving
government enterprises or any enterprise can only be achieved through effective and efficient leadership and it is an account of this that this work is embarked upon.
As a result of this, UNIVERISTY OF IBADAN WATER ENTREPRISE as government owned enterprises has therefore been selected as a case study for this research. This work when completed is expected to help companies, both private or government owned to understand and manipulate effective leadership in achieving organizational goals.