Effects of leadership styles on employment performance in Kampala District Council.
The study sought to investigate the effect of leadership styles practiced in Kampala city council and their effect on employee performance. The purpose of this study was concerned with analyzing the effect of corporate leadership styles, authoritative leadership styles and laissezfaire leadership styles on their ability to influence work and productivity in Kampala city council in a manner that creates efficiency and effectiveness. The objectives that guided the study were; To investigate the effect of corporate leadership styles affect employee performance, to investigate the effect of laissez-faire leadership styles on performance and to analyze the effect of authoritative leadership styles on employee performance in Kampala city council. The study followed a survey research design using both quantitative and qualitative approaches, the parent population was two hundred and eighty respondents and the sampling techniques were; simple random sampling which for issues of triangulation, were the same for all the local councils. The data collected was analyzed using descriptive statistics and Pearson’s co-relation co-efficient techniques. The findings of the study were; the corporate leadership style was not highly practiced, authoritative leadership was practiced especially in higher offices and also the laissezfaire leadership was highly existent especially in lower offices. Conclusions were that: there was high confusion in the practice of leadership since most managers were arrogant yet employees were practicing laissez-faire leadership. Recommendations of the study were; that empowerment was needed through developing teams and according some measure of power and authority to these teams, the district council would reduce the dominance of authoritative and laissez-faire leadership by providing a system that provides professionalism and transparency.