THEMATIC EXPLORATION OF STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP AND ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE IN NATIONAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
Abstract:The economy is involving, this involvement has resulted to transition of digital economy as an alternative to crude oil, however, for this transition to be effective there is need for effective leadership that will steer to success. The study examined strategic leadership and organizational performance using organizational control and strategic direction as a variable for strategic leadership. Upper echelon and trait theory was utilized for the theoretical position of the study. Primary data were collected using interview for (6) six selected managers, non-probability sampling was adopted using purposive sampling techniques in selecting managers with at least 20 years working experience as the study observation. Qualitative analysis was conducted to determine the joint contribution of the explanatory variable (Organizational control & Strategic direction) on the given construct (performance). Nvivo 11. was adopted as a tool for data analysis. The findings from the study revealed that organizational control and strategic direction has a positive impact on performance. The study recommended that there should be adequate, feedback system as this will in-turn enhances organizational performance of National Information Technology Development Agency.