Volume 4, Issue 2, March 2019, Page: 17-25
The Theory of Leadership and the Way of Its Application in Greek Business Actuality
Ioanna Dimitrakaki, Department of Management, Faculty of Management and Marketing, Neofit Rilski University, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
Received: Mar. 26, 2019;       Accepted: May 21, 2019;       Published: Jun. 10, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajmse.20190402.11      View  23      Downloads  17
In the complicated and difficult era in which we live, when the future is uncertain mainly in the labor market, when economy suffers one of the worst crises of the last decades due to the universal financial crisis, a continuous adjustment regarding both the business sector and the leading executives of businesses is required, because the leader abilities are the motivating force for the individual development and the realization of the vision of businesses. The target of this article is to highlight the way in which the theory of leadership in Greek actuality is applied, the styles that are adopted and the degree of its influenceon the efficiency of the employees. For this reason, two industrial businesses, which operate in the area of Macedonia, as the object of the research were chosen. Firstly, a theoretical approach of the subject via secondary research of sources (theory of Target and Path) took place and then secondary research (quantitative and qualitative) so that the importance of practice through the theoretical application of the model in the two businesses is noted. From the drawing of conclusions, it seems that the cooperation of leader executives with teams and subordinates which predominatesin both businesses is excellent. This fact shows the excellent organization and collectivity that predominates and the fact that the leaders use the model of Path-Goal. However, proposals regarding the leader style, mainly that of a business that pertains to anxiety and fighting against it aims at the increase of the efficiency and development of the three businesses.
Leadership, Leader, Offices, Leader Behavior, Leader Style
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Ioanna Dimitrakaki, The Theory of Leadership and the Way of Its Application in Greek Business Actuality, American Journal of Management Science and Engineering. Vol. 4, No. 2, 2019, pp. 17-25. doi: 10.11648/j.ajmse.20190402.11
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