INFLUENCE OF LEADERSHIP APPROACHES ON WORKFORCE PERFORMANCE AT FORESTRY RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF NIGERIA
Abstract:The study examined the influence of leadership approaches on workforce performance at the Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria. A multi-staged procedure was used in selecting 160 workforces in the organization. Descriptive statistics and Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient were used in analysing the data collected. Results showed that the exhibited organizational leadership approaches were democratic (5.08), transformational (4.73), autocratic (4.41) and laisse-faire (3.87) while the workforces in the organization had a very good level of workforce performance (5.62). The organizational leadership approaches exhibited (r = 0.34; p≤0.05) had a positive and significant relationship with workforce performance. The study concluded that the management of the institution endeavour to stimulate the exhibition of these leadership approaches to enhance the managerial influences, workforce performance and the achieving organizational objectives success.