THE ROLE OF LEADERSHIP IN A FORMAL ORGANIZATION
Abdulmalik Iyabo B
A leader is an important part of the organization especially in large educational institutions. Decision taken by a leader determines the sharing of responsibility among members. Also, decision of the leader determines the objective to be attained and how much power to be delegated to the group. This paper therefore, examines the types of leadership styles and the factors influencing the type of leadership style used in an organization. The leadership styles discussed in this paper are: autocratic, laissez – faire, democratic, pseudo – democratic, charismatic, transactional and nomothetic leadership. The paper therefore suggested that a leader should focus on the needs of the followers and helps them to become more productive through transparency, good policies and human consideration.