Investigating leadership practices in retail banking in South Africa: a case study of Nedbank

  • Published October 12, 2016
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    Volume 11 2016, Issue #3, pp. 17-27

The purpose of the cross-sectional study was to determine the leadership practices in a retail bank in South Africa. A self-administered anonymous questionnaire was used to collect the data, using an online survey tool (QuestionPro). A total of 60 managers completed the questionnaire. Results showed that there was a significant relationship between leadership practices and leadership style in the organization. Transformational, transactional and laissez-faire leadership styles were the important predictors, which influenced the leadership practices of the managerial bank employees. Therefore, managers should adopt different leadership behavior, depending on several other situational factors that come to hand.

Keywords: leadership practices, retail banking, manager, factor, South Africa.
JEL Classification: G20, G21, M10, M12, L21

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