Leadership Skills, Job Satisfaction and Motivation in the Workplace: A Phenomenolgical Research Study

Abstract: 

The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological research study was to explore the lived experiences and perceptions of leaders and how their leadership skills may influence employees’ job satisfaction and motivation in the workplace. Exploration of the perspectives of the leaders offers an understanding of the research questions in the study. A sample of 24 leaders participated in the qualitative phenomenological study. The analysis and findings of the qualitative phenomenological study established certain core themes. The themes emerged in the areas of leadership, motivation, and job satisfaction. The interrelation of the themes forms the foundation for optimizing leadership opportunities in the workplace. Recommendations include the improvement of motivation, leadership, and job satisfaction. The overall finding in this research study is that perception of leadership, motivation, and job satisfaction varies among the leaders. The responses revealed a significant relationship between motivation, leadership, and job satisfaction from the leaders’ views and experiences. Leadership styles, qualities, knowledge, and skills are determinants in the relationship between the leader and the follower that impact motivation, leadership, and job satisfaction. The findings of the current qualitative phenomenological study lead to various recommendations regarding perceptions of leaders and how their leadership skills influence employees’ job satisfaction and motivation in the workplace.

Publication Type: 
Journal Article
Year of Publication: 
2015
Journal, Book, Magazine or Other Publication Title: 
Journal of Perspectives in Organizational Behavior, Management & Leadership
Volume: 
1
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
10-14
Publisher: 
Wyvern Publishing
Publication Language: 
English
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