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2019, vol. 14, iss. 2, pp. 315-325
The impact of self-confidence, creativity and vision on leadership performance: Perceptions at Ecuadorian SMEs owner/managers
Universidad UTE, Faculty of Administrative Sciences, Santo Domingo, Ecuador
Keywords: small business leadership; self-confidence; creativity; vision
Leadership performance is an important component for small and median enterprises long-term viability. As a complex phenomenon, leadership performance is affected by many other variables, including the perception of owners - managers of their own behavior as leaders. This study examines the perceived impact of self-confidence, creativity and vision of owner/ managers on leadership performance, for which 334 individuals participating from the three most significant economic sectors of the studied area were surveyed. The results indicate that self-confidence has a positive, strong and significant relationship with the ability of the owner/managers to articulate a vision and influence their subordinates, but not the creativity whose relationship, although positive and significant, is not considered strong. In addition, a strong, positive and significant relationship was found between the ability to articulate a vision and influence its subordinates and the leadership performance.
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article language: English
document type: Original Scientific Paper
DOI: 10.5937/sjm14-17569
published in SCIndeks: 30/05/2020
peer review method: double-blind
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