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Year: 2017 | Month: Jan.-March | Volume: 1 | Issue: 1 | Pages: 59-68

The Impact of Leadership on Employee Motivation in Malaysian Telecommunication Sector

Ali Orozi Sougui1, Abdul Talib Bon1, Mahamat Abdoulay Mahamat2, Hussein Mohamed Hagi Hassan1

1Faculty of Technology Management and Business, University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia. 2Université de N'Djamena (University of N’Djamena), Tchad.

Corresponding Author: Ali Orozi Sougui


The purpose of this paper is to review the recent literature on the significant of the leadership on the employees’ motivation. We reviewed the most relevant and related papers in these last decates. Literature of the leadership has shown a significant positive impact on the employee’s motivation, there is also compelling evidence that indicate a negative link between the two variables. As the father of the transformational and transactional leadership, Burns (1978) has defined the transformational leadership as achieving a common aim base on the leader directing and employees’ motivation. Hence, leader guiding the employees in a good direction and motivating them it is very crucial for the organization’s performance. Human resource is one of the prime capitals in any organization, which is not only to improve the outcome but also to compete with others. Hence, to improve the motivation of the employees is very important both for competing and boosting up the organization’s performance. In recent years, both academicians and practitioners have highly recognized the significance of effective employee and good leadership in the firm’s performance. The function of the leader has been extremely crucial since in the prehistoric time, like the era of Sun Tzu in China, during the Islamic revolution around 1436 years ago in Arabic peninsula, the time of Mahatma Gandhi in India, Nelson Mandela and Thomas Sankara in Africa up to present. Our main aim is to explore the latest review about leadership style and employees’ motivation.

Key words:Transformational, Transactional, Leadership, Motivation, HRM.

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