WOMEN LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES IN DRIVING ORGANISATIONAL PERFORMANCE

Authors

  • R. Munap Asia Graduate School of Business, UNITAR International University
  • N. R. Ab. Hamid Asia Graduate School of Business, UNITAR International University
  • T. T. Hong Asia Graduate School of Business, UNITAR International University
  • R. M. Rose Asia Graduate School of Business, UNITAR International University
  • S. N. B. Ahmad Asia Graduate School of Business, UNITAR International University
  • R. M. Akhir Asia Graduate School of Business, UNITAR International University
  • R. C. Omar Asia Graduate School of Business, UNITAR International University
  • H. M. Said Asia Graduate School of Business, UNITAR International University
  • N. A. Mahmood Asia Graduate School of Business, UNITAR International University
  • N. Azudin Asia Graduate School of Business, UNITAR International University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4314/jfas.v10i2s.84

Keywords:

Women leaders, top-level management, competencies, organizational performance, qualitative.

Abstract

This paper explores the dominant competencies required for women managers at top-level management. It undertook a qualitative investigation by employing an interview technique with 17 women managers from top-level management. The selection of the participants was based on the position, expertise and experience as well as their role, being directly involved in decision making processes. The social constructionist interview technique was selected encompassing open-ended questions. The team was granted permission from Frost & Sullivan for the use of open-ended questions. Based on data analysis, communication is the most sought competency followed by coaching and mentoring and technical knowledge. Teamwork and interpersonal skills are among the required competencies. Setting the right strategy is also critical as it enables organizations to reach strategic and competitive objectives.

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Published

2018-05-31

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Research Articles