Leadership is all about development of follower ship in a particular setting. It is the act of influencing employees to work willingly and happily in order to put in their best to achieve organization objectives. Immediately after the creation of human being into the world, the traits, duties or roles of leadership has been transparent, even among the animals one does emerge to identify itself as having certain qualities which other probably do not have which make it to lend other either in autocratic or democratic manner. In achieving organizational objectives, the roles of leadership cannot be over-emphasized. The management should be able to influence others within the organization to work with willingness and enthusiason to enhance the speed of the company’s run towards attaining organization objectives.
Therefore, in the research work, attempts will be made to carryout in-depth study of native and definition of leadership, types of leaders, determinant of a leader as well as the major roles of leadership in achieving the organization objectives. Inductive method of reasoning will also be used as certain number of sample say sixty (60) populations shall be asked to answer the prepared question (questionnaire). They will also be interviewed and their responds will be well collated, analysis and interpreted.
Finding in Afribank Nigeria Plc, while is the case study will also be included in this research.
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
Leadership has probably been written formally research and information discussed more than any other single topic through history, it has been recognized that the difference between success and failure, whether in a business or a basket ball game can largely be attributed to leadership. It is known to exist and to have a tremendous influence on human performance but its inner working and specific dimension cannot be precisely spelt out. Despite these inherent difficulties, a view of some widely known classic studies on leadership can help set stage for the analysis of modern theories and styles of leadership.
Leadership is a key process in an organization that drives an organization to beautiful land of fulfillment. When a basic credit when failure also occurs, it is usually the same individual at the top that is reprimanded.
Leadership serves as the art of getting things done through other people instruct of doing it oneself The essence of leadership is to influence other people to work willingly and enthusiastically to achieve organization objectives. It the right or quality leaders are appointed into various positions at the different level’s in an organization the issue of non-performance by an organization would have taking a right decision either financially or otherwise in the course of attaining organizational objectives.
The concept of leadership is proposed by Tate and Kalon the see leadership is applied to formally organized enterprises a the influential internet over and above mechanical compliance with the routine directives of the organization. These include supplementing the organization design with information necessary for persons to performs their roles, classifying roles in view of the changing environment and recognizing the fact that every roles is part of an open social system that respond to change by being awarded of the dynamic of an organized enterprises. Interpreting them to those working in it any buy making adjustment of human being and desired contribution to goals.
History is repeated with instance of mediocre performance in the absence of leadership and of superb performance with every enterprise with right style of leadership. If it has other “make work goals” that is when it employees work with zeal and confidence only then can their moral said to have been high and key will achieve greater efficiency. Indeed, in competitive situation these conditions are the way to preserve organization existence, if it is true as it is often said that morale is three quarters of victory. The function of leaderships therefore to iduce, motives, inspires and persuades all subordinates or followers to contribute willingly to organizational goals in accordance with their maximum capacity.