Authors: Tewelde Mezgobo Ghrmay
Addresses: Department of Management, College of Business and Economics, Mekelle University, P.O. Box 451, Mekelle, Ethiopia
Abstract: The purpose of this qualitative case study is to document how managers in Afar Water Works Construction Enterprise (AFWWCE) describe the leadership skills, styles, characteristics, and behaviours of Mohammed Lalle that make him effective in transforming the enterprise from its inception as small enterprise to its current level of performance. In doing so, a multiple case study has been applied. The units of analysis in this study are managers in AFWWCE. Qualitative data was based on insights derived from in-depth interviews with the managers in AFWWCE. Data collection was achieved with a purposeful sample. The major findings of the study is that although there are some leaders who can be explained by a certain leadership theory or approach, Mohammed's style is fit for all the approaches that are identified as the theoretical framework.
Keywords: leadership style; characteristics; behaviours; skills; leadership theories; public enterprises; transformation; Afar; multiple case study; qualitative approach.
International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies, 2019 Vol.10 No.1, pp.53 - 71
Received: 05 May 2018
Accepted: 15 Aug 2018
Published online: 22 Nov 2018 *