Title: Leadership competencies of middle managers and employees' job performance: evidence from a Palestinian media channel

Authors: Wasim Al-Habil; Mohammed Aboramadan; Essam Zaqout

Addresses: Faculty of Commerce, Islamic University of Gaza, Palestine ' Department of Economics, Management and Statistics, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy ' Faculty of Commerce, Islamic University of Gaza, Palestine

Abstract: This paper aims to examine the relationship between leadership competencies and job performance at Al-Aqsa TV channel. A descriptive analytical design was adopted in this study. A total number of 288 questionnaires were distributed to Al-Aqsa TV channel employees. One hundred and eighty-one questionnaires were returned and were usable for statistical analysis. In this study, the leadership competency model was used to measure the leadership competencies at Al-Aqsa TV channel. The results showed that middle managers at Al-Aqsa TV possess leadership competencies at a medium level. The results also demonstrated a positive relationship between leadership competences and performance at Al-Aqsa TV channel. Job performance was mainly influenced by three competencies which are: building coalitions or communications, business acumen and leading change. The paper suggests that building coalitions/communications, business acumen, and leading change, leading people, results driven competencies must be considered while developing job performance development plans. Finally, this paper contributes to the media management empirical literature as the topic is not well developed in developing countries and especially in Palestine.

Keywords: media management; leadership competencies; job performance.

DOI: 10.1504/MEJM.2019.102825

Middle East Journal of Management, 2019 Vol.6 No.6, pp.671 - 694

Received: 17 Jul 2018
Accepted: 31 Jul 2018

Published online: 13 Aug 2019 *

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