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ISSN: 2251-1261. Volume 6, Issue 2, pp. 2018-2025

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Title

Effect of self awareness leadership competency on the performance of state corporations in Kenya

 

Author(s)

Jimmy Mutuku Mwithi , Dr. Susan Were, and Dr. Willy Muturi  

 

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Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya.

 

Accepted Date

19th February, 2016

 

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Mwithi JM, Were S, Muturi W (2016). Effect of self awareness leadership competency on the performance of state corporations in Kenya. Prim. J. Bus. Admin. Manage. 6(2): 2018-2025.

 

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of self-awareness leadership competency on performance of state corporations in Kenya. The study used cross-sectional survey research design. The study’s population was the state corporations in Kenya. The unit of observation was the 187 state corporations. The unit of analysis was a top manager who reports to the CEO in the state corporation. The study used both stratified sampling technique to come up with the sample. The sample size was 131 state corporations. The study used both primary and secondary data which was largely quantitative and descriptive in nature. Primary data was collected through questionnaire. A pilot study was conducted to measure the research instruments reliability and validity. Descriptive and inferential analysis was conducted to analyze the data. The data was presented using tables, graphs and charts. Results revealed that the self awareness leadership competency had a positive a significant relationship with the financial performance of state corporations in Kenya. Results also revealed that self awareness leadership competency had a positive but insignificant relationship with the non-financial performance of state corporations in Kenya. This implies that self awareness leadership competency only influenced the financial performance of state corporations. The study recommended that state corporations should adopt a culture of conducting trainings on self awareness leadership competency. This could go a long way in ensuring better financial and non-financial performance of the state corporations. This would be realized as through training the ability of leaders to be visionary would be increased, the managerial knowledge of leaders would also be increased as well as the ability of leaders to be goal oriented. Further, the ability of leaders to be inquisitive would be increased.

Key words:
Self awareness leadership competency, financial performance, non-financial performance.


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