Transformational Leadership Style and Knowledge Management in the Private Sector Firms

Ms. Latha Raman ., Ms.Joji Rajan .

Abstract


The sustainable competitive advantage of a firm relies on how well the resources of the firm are managed. The leadership role plays an important role in this regard. The modern organizations are such that they are knowledge based; the relevant and actionable knowledge is available and scattered around throughout the organization among the employees; it needs to be distributed to the whole of the organization. Leaders are the one who are able to influence others and who possess managerial authority. Leadership is the ability to influence a group toward the achievement of goals. Leaders are the one who directs, oversees, communicates and motivates the most valuable resource of an organization that is the human resource that is from different biographies and environment. This study is conducted among one hundred people working in different private sector firms in the Kingdom of Bahrain to find out the relationship between Transformational Leadership Style and Knowledge Management by conducting a survey. The data calculated was analysed using correlation and regression models of statistical tools. The results of the survey showed a significant relationship between the leadership style in knowledge management. The transformational leaders who are generally charismatic and motivate employees by inspiring them, consider them individually, and stimulate their intellectual needs are highly influential among their employees and can lead the work force towards the organizational goals. The firm continues to be successful one provided if the resources are fully utilized and this study identified a positive relation between the leadership style and the knowledge management.

Keywords


knowledge management, transformational leaders, charismatic, motivation, tacit and explicit knowledge

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