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Research Paper | Management | Rwanda | Volume 8 Issue 5, May 2019
Effect of Leadership Styles on Performance of Telecommunication Project in Rwanda - Case Study Passive Infrastructure Upgrades Project
Mudahemuka Jean De Dieu Kamanzi | Dr. Patrick Mulyungi 
Abstract: The purpose of this study examined the effect of leadership style on performance of telecommunication projects in Rwanda because some project managers have failed to plan affectively for the project requirements hence affecting project performance, they failed to communicate project milestone in time to the different stakeholders hence creating rooms for conflict, they have also fail to motivate project employees and some leaders give autocratic instructions which de-motivated project employees hence affecting project performance inform of time, cost and quality. This was achieved by use of three specific objectives namely; to assess the effect of Supportive Leadership Style on performance of Passive Infrastructure Upgrade Project; to examine the effect of Directive Leadership Style on performance of Passive Infrastructure Upgrade Project and to evaluate the effect of Participative Leadership style on performance of Passive Infrastructure Upgrade Project. The study is significant to researcher, project teams and JKUAT. Researcher used descriptive research design basing on qualitative and quantitative approach. Population of the study was 23 members of the project team, out of which all of population were picked by use of Universal sampling technique. Researcher used SPSS (version 22) to process data and analysis was done by Coefficient correlation model in order to establish relationship between dependent and independent variables. In the findings it was established MTN Rwanda Passive Infrastructure Upgrade Project practiced different leadership style ranging from directive leadership style, supportive leadership style and participative leadership style. In supportive leadership style the project leaders respect project team, recognize the performance of members, provide training and compensation. In directive leadership style the teamwork according to laid down rules and regulations, provides report, follows schedule and provide delegation to some extent. Lastly, in participative leadership style project team ideas are listening to and decision are shared accordingly. The regression equation above established that taking all factors into account Performance of Passive Infrastructure Upgrade Project as a result of (Supportive Leadership Style, Directive leadership style and Participative Leadership Style) at Zero Performance of Passive Infrastructure Upgrade Project. The equation presented also shows that taking all other independent variables at zero, a unit increase in Supportive Leadership Style would lead to a 0.601 unit increase in the scores of Performance of Passive Infrastructure Upgrade Project, a unit increase in directive leadership style would lead to a 0.400 unit increase in Performance of Passive Infrastructure Upgrade Project and a unit increase in participative leadership style would lead to a 0.516 increase in Performance of Passive Infrastructure Upgrade Project.
Keywords: Directive Leadership, Project Performance, Leadership Style, Supportive Leadership
Edition: Volume 8 Issue 5, May 2019,
Pages: 1937 - 1942