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Designing an Effective Female Leadership Model in Governmental Organizations

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  • Nosratollah MALEKI

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    (International Relations School of Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Iran)

  • Aryan ASKARI

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    (University of Tehran, Iran)

  • Mohamad Amin GHANBARI

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    (University of Tehran, Iran)

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    Abstract

    Since leadership is a critical factor for improving organizational performance, failure or success of an organization highly depends on the efficiency of leadership at all levels. Scholars elaborated that leadership is the ability of influencing one's attitudes, aptitudes and beliefs, in the way that it will lead to meet organizational objectives. The main purpose of this study is to consider two domains of efficient leadership and women’s leadership style, in order to determine and elaborate the dimensions of the new concept of “Women’s Efficient Leadership”. We intend to describe the characteristics of women’s efficient leadership in state organizations in Iran by means of offering a logical pattern, in order to be able to propose a favorable pattern, leading to increased efficiency in governmental organizations of the country. Innovation of this study can be divided into two parts: one is theoretical contribution and developing the knowledge of efficient leadership as well as women’s leadership style, and the second one is scientific contribution and proposing a pattern for women’s efficient leadership in state organizations, using compound approach. The outcomes of this study show that women’s efficient leadership in state organizations consists of 7 subjects, 17 dimensions, and 85 components, which represent various characteristics in different periods of time. The thesis that women’s efficient leadership has an evolving nature was approved and that it consists of a combination of factors such as capability of team making, having vision, cognitive and psychological capabilities, able to bring continuous improvement of organizational performance, mentoring and making effective relations. In this study, the influence of mentioned factors on women’s efficient leadership has been investigated by means of questionnaires and has been approved.

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    Article provided by ScientificPapers.org in its journal Journal of Knowledge Management, Economics and Information Technology.

    Volume (Year): 1 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 6 (October)
    Pages: 22

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    Keywords: efficient leadership; factors on women’s efficient leadership; women’s leadership; compound approach;

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