Decision Making and Leadership Practices: A Study on IT company Leaders in Bangalore


  • R. Anand Assistant Professor cum Liaison Officer, Management Wing, Directorate of Distance Education, Annamalai University, Bangalore - 560 004, Karnataka, India



Decision making, Leadership, Information Technology


This paper seeks to explore the relationship between the decision-making and transformational leadership practices of information technology leaders in Bangalore. It aims to investigate whether differences exist in selected demographic variables (age, gender, experience, marital status, number of children, and educational qualification) of information technology leaders. Convenience samples of 172 information technology leaders in Bangalore were selected. Decision- Making questionnaire of Leon Mann and Leadership Practices Inventory of Kouzes and Posner selected to measure decisionmaking styles and leadership practices of information technology leaders in Bangalore. Results of the correlational analyses indicate that procrastination decisional style has significant negative relationship with the “modelling the way” and “enabling others to act” dimensions of leadership practices.


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How to Cite

Anand, R. (2014). Decision Making and Leadership Practices: A Study on IT company Leaders in Bangalore. Asian Journal of Managerial Science, 3(2), 1–7.