Academy of Strategic Management Journal (Print ISSN: 1544-1458; Online ISSN: 1939-6104)


Leadership Capabilities and Operational Efficiency of Faith-Based Organisations in Nigeria

Author(s): Joseph A. Dada, Rowland E. K. Worlu, Adewale O. Osibanjo, Daniel E. Ufua, Hezekiah O. Falola

This study explored the impact of leadership capabilities on the operational efficiency of faith-based organisations (FBOs) in Nigeria. The strategic leaders are decision-making bodies that played a critical role in choosing and executing organisational strategies in FBOs. The motivation of this study was deduced from the problems of failure and vision/goal achievement seems to have progressively threatened the life and growth of many FBO sin Nigeria. With the assistance of stratified and simple random sampling techniques, one hundred and forty (140) respondents were selected from the leadership system of the selected organisation. One hundred and eighteen (118) copies of the questionnaire were received, reflecting the response rate of 84.21 percent. The mathematical method used for the study was the Structural Equation Model (AMOS 23). The findings indicated that the organisation's leadership skills have a major impact on its operational performance. The results also showed that demographic features moderate the relationship of faith-based organisations between leadership capabilities and operational efficiency of FBOs. The research recommended that leadership capabilities (strategic direction, people management skills and technological strength) should be leveraged and prioritized by faith-based organisations for more operational efficiency and excellent performance outcome. Future research could expand the spectrum on several fast-growing organisations focusing on the Pentecostal and other faiths.

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