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Strategic Leadership and Strategy Implementation in Commercial Banks in Kenya

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dc.contributor.author Olaka, Habil
dc.contributor.author Lewa, Peter
dc.contributor.author Kiriri, Peter
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-24T07:43:01Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-24T07:43:01Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/11732/4216
dc.description Journal Article en_US
dc.description.abstract The general objective of this study was to investigate the influence of strategic leadership on the implementation of strategy in the commercial banks in Kenya. The seven critical components of strategic leadership studied were strategic direction, core competencies, human capital, social capital, corporate culture, ethical practices and strategic controls. More specifically, the study investigated the influence of these components on the implementation of strategy in the commercial banks in Kenya. The study adopted a quantitative research design whose target population was the top management team in the commercial banks in Kenya. The instrument of data collection was tested for reliability using the Cronbach alpha test and for validity using the KMO and Bartlett’s test. Statistical analysis was then carried out on the data collected. The study finds that there is a positive statistically significant relationship between effective implementation of strategy with only two of the strategic leadership actions which are ‘determining strategic direction’ and ‘establishing balanced organization controls’. The study recommends that the leadership and in particular the CEO to focus his energies on providing the strategic direction of the organization if it is to achieve its strategic objectives of remaining competitive in the market. Similarly establishing a balance between strategic and financial controls has a direct influence on the implementation of strategy. A strategic leader creates wealth by striking a balance between the constraining influence of financial controls and the long term focus of the strategic controls. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher AJPO en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries JSM Vol.2, Issue 1 No.5, pp 70 - 94, 2017;
dc.subject Strategic Leadership en_US
dc.subject Strategy Implementation en_US
dc.subject Strategic Direction en_US
dc.subject Resource Portfolio en_US
dc.subject Organizational Culture en_US
dc.subject Ethical Practices en_US
dc.subject Organizational Controls en_US
dc.title Strategic Leadership and Strategy Implementation in Commercial Banks in Kenya en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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