Leadership and Success: A Cross-Cultural Study


  • Nina Jacob
  • S. Sowmya
  • Y. Manmitha Reddy
  • M. Vikrant
  • Namrata Nanda


Purpose:The main aim of this study isto determine how the leadership styles are culturally-linked and to analyse the leadership prototypes in cross-cultures.

Design/Methodology/Approach: This research has been done using the Content analysis in which a matrix is constructed based on the leadership style, cultural activity and the success story of all the top most organisations. The information has been gathered through various information gathering instruments some being archive investigations, web examination.

Findings:The results suggest that knowing leadership style is very important in order to get effective outcome and when every leader understands what type of approach of leadership they use, then leaders can work on improving their communication with employees. According to our findings among all the leadership styles the most of the top most organizations are following transformational and democratic leadership styles.These two leadership styles are applicable in any kind of environment and give the best outputs.

Practical Implications:This research is useful to demonstrate,for any organisation to survive, appropriate leadership style should be selected and proper effect of leadership on employee must be followed. Based on the situation and the environment the leader should be able to adapt to the leadership style in order to handle the problems.

Originality/ Value: The uniqueness of this paper lies in describing which style of leadership suits best in all kinds of environments by using matrix framework and will help to give direction to develop goals and a training plan to become a better leader.