Leadership Behavior and its Impact on the Development of Ghana: The Role of Leadership in National Development

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  • Leaders give meaning to relentless organizational visions by consciously deploying meaningful possibilities and instilling a strong sense of team spirit that translates to sustained organizational success. This research paper explores how leadership behaviors impact the development of Ghana. Using the work of Stogdill (1948) regarding leadership behavior and organizational development and Kurt Lewin’s (1947) change model, as the theoretical lens, the paper took a critical look at leadership practices in Ghana to determine how the behaviors of leaders promote or hinders political development of the country. The findings from an integrative literature review revealed that, regardless of one’s leadership style, a leader’s responsibility and effectiveness lie in their capability to coordinate and affect a collaborative effort that is geared towards the development of an organization. Hence, it becomes imperative for effective leaders to invoke their heroic dimensions to their behaviors to inspire and influence change as leadership can be measured essentially by what leaders do. The study also encountered some competing ideas that nonetheless do not affect the outcome of the findings rather than point to further research that will contribute to the body of academic knowledge.

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