Faith Mukashema, Dr. Patrick Mulyungi
Abstract: Over the last 15 years, Leadership under corporate governance has become one of the most topical issues in business and finance discourses. Corporate governance is associated with the defense of shareholders’ interest by the use of firm governance devices. Good corporate governance creates a transparent set of rules and controls in which shareholders, directors and officers have aligned incentives. Most companies strive to have a high level of leadership and many shareholders; it is not enough for a company to merely be profitable; it also needs to demonstrate good corporate citizenship through environmental awareness, ethical behavior and sound corporate governance practices (Alan D., 2007). Research on the relationship between leadership and strategic management has primarily focused on leadership’s impact on strategic management. Many studies have been conducted but they did not go into deep to determine the real impact of leadership to the strategic management of public and private institutions. Therefore, the general objective of this study was to determine the effect of leadership on strategic management of an organization, case of Rwanda Governance Board, Leadership was considered as corporate governance indicator. A researcher used a descriptive research design, where qualitative and quantitative approaches were applied. In quantitative approach, the researcher collected data from management staff and customers served by RGB. Qualitative was used through interviews and documentation in order to describe the real significance of the variables. The data collected was analyzed by using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). The findings confirmed that Leadership management can affect strategic management in particular organization.
Keywords: Leadership, Corporate Governance, Strategic management