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Compatibility between leadership style and motivational needs as a condition for peak performance


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This study investigates the relationship between leadership style and the motivational needs of the follower. The research examines the leader-follower relationship to review the compatibility of leadership style with the motivational needs of the followers. Compatible relationships create individual peak performance and collective organizational reciprocity, resulting in an organization that functions at optimal levels of organizational effectiveness. Performance in an organization is influenced by compatible relationships between the leadership's style and the motivational needs of followers. Individual peak performance is defined by Maslow (2000) as the next potential level an individual can achieve after they achieve self-actualization. Maslow's research on peak performance demonstrates the need for collective organizational reciprocity in relation to the leader-follower relationship (Maslow, 1998). Organizational reciprocity is when both leader and the follower, or the collective, experience all their potentialities (Csikszentmihalyi, 2003). Collective organizational peak performance is discussed as an outcome of group actualization. The study reviews data collected through organizational surveys. The survey results present profiles of the individual's motivational needs and leadership style. The surveys yield information that supports the following hypotheses: Hypothesis 1 Autocratic style leaders connected with physical needs employees create optimal organizational effectiveness, Hypothesis 2 Democratic style leaders connected with growth needs employees create optimal organizational effectiveness, Hypothesis 3 Autocratic style leaders connected with growth needs employees create ineffective organizations and Hypothesis 4 Democratic style leaders connected with physical needs employees create ineffective organizations. Enlightened management occurs when the conditions at an individual's workplace help the individual and the organization achieve peak performance. The resulting condition of collective reciprocity creates mutual benefit for the individual and the leader resulting in a condition of optimum organizational effectiveness.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Management;
Organizational behavior
Classification
0454: Management
0703: Organizational behavior
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Followers; Leadership; Motivation; Organizational effectiveness; Performance
Title
Compatibility between leadership style and motivational needs as a condition for peak performance
Author
Carpenter, Shari L.
Number of pages
118
Publication year
2008
Degree date
2008
School code
1351
Source
DAI-A 69/11, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780549893486
Advisor
Waters, Rhonda
Committee member
Ramey, Gerry; Stanford, Naomi
University/institution
Capella University
Department
School of Business
University location
United States -- Minnesota
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3331374
ProQuest document ID
304831952
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304831952
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