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Abayomi Ayodele Olutoye - Dip.Th, Dip, Rs, B.Sc. (Ogun), MBA(Ogun), M.Sc (Lagos), FCIB.M.Phil Student, Faculty of Business Administration and Marketing, Department of Business Administration, Babcock University, Nigeria

Olalekan Asikhia - Professor of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, College of Arts, Management and Social Sciences, Caleb University, Nigeria


Corporate Organisations are set up with conscious objectives that are encapsulated in their Vision and mission. Though, the responsibility for achieving the objectives drops on Leadership but the activities, structures, behaviour of the human resource elements and their interactions within the social structure have been touted to influence organisational outcomes. This Literature review is a synthesis of various published works such as journals, books, and other published materials on the effect of Leadership and Organisation behaviour on Performance and the review analyzed concepts, theories and empirics on the theme and after analysis of a wide range of renowned literatures, it was found that effective leadership has a significant positive influence on Organisational behaviour as moderator of corporate performance. Empirical evidences further showed that Organisation behaviour is shaped by the style of communication of the strategic plans and programmes by the leadership to employees. The literature review also revealed that transformational leadership style has positive effect on trust in leadership, organizational commitment and employee’s job satisfaction as panacea for corporate performance and a positive highly significant relationship exists between transformational and transactional leadership but that Transformational leadership positively affects the level of organizational citizenship more than transactional leadership. The review revealed that there is no significant relationship between innate drive for performance and profit level, between employees’ commitment and market share, but the relationship between leadership strategy of management by exception and business survival appear to stand alone and will require further testing in different industrial sector and or geographical area. Research concluded that the style of leadership a manager adopts has a direct effect on the organizational performance of employees and that participation in leadership and delegation of duties enhances employees performance hence leaders must evolve deliberate strategies of influencing organisation behaviour for performance synergy towards efficient achievement of corporate goals and objectives. However, other variables of measurement of Organisation Behaviour like empowerment, work motivation and organisation culture which have not been researched need to be tested as well hence the findings may be useful for future similar studies.

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