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Abdoulaye M. Zakaria
Mazen Mohammed Farea
Zakarya Mohsen Al-hodiany


The study sought to investigate the effect of leadership style and its effect on employee productivity. The purpose of this study is to understand the effect of different leadership styles on employee productivity. The objectives that guided the study were; to investigate the level of employee satisfaction with the leadership style and its effect on their productivity, to investigate how the leadership styles can motivate the employee to enhance productivity. The study followed the quantitative approaches. The reason for this is to be able to provide adequate discussion for the readers that will help them understand more about the issue and the different variables that involve with it. On the other hand, sources in secondary research will include previous research reports, magazine and journal content. Existing findings on journals and existing knowledge on books will be used as secondary research. The interpretation will be conducted which can account as quantitative in nature. To validate the research objective different scholarly views are presented of each independent variable effect on the dependent variable. At the end the findings show that the inability to meet productivity targets due to the lack of strategic interventions of specific leadership styles to specific situations was predicted as the problem at hand. May be it was because of poor approaches in leadership, this was continuously affecting employee productivity and the deliverance of quality services to students had hugely been affected. The finding suggests that supervisors in the university need to change the leadership style and rather embrace transformational leadership style. From the results, transformational leadership could have greater effects on employee productivity. It is recommended therefore that Transformational and transactional leaderships are the most effective leadership styles.

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