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Dysfunctional Organization: The Leadership Factor

DOI: 10.4236/ojl.2016.51001, PP. 1-7

Keywords: Dysfunctional Organization, Dysfunctional Leadership, Leadership

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In an extension of studies on dysfunctional organizations, vis-à-vis leadership, the current research examines leaders of dysfunctional and functional organizations in view of the functions of leadership. Sixteen variables related to leadership functions were tested to examine the relationship between leadership and organizational level of functionality and the differences between the characteristics of leaders of functional and dysfunctional organizations. A strong positive correlation was found between effective leadership and organizational level of functionality and a statistically significant difference was found between the characteristics of leaders of functional and dysfunctional organizations.

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