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Leadership Styles Correlate of Learning Organization in a Non-Western Culture
Attention to the idea of learning organizations has been gaining intensity and leaders are needed to aid withthe process. Although there are a number of styles in the way leaders lead, nevertheless, the purpose of this studywas to assess the impact of subordinates’ perception of their managers’ leadership style (Transactional,Transformational, or Laissez-faire styles) on the learning organizational dimensions in a non-western environment.200 participants from ten medium-sized companies operating in the retail sector in Lebanon participated in thestudy. The results suggest that transformational leaders have a more profound influence in cultivating a learningorganizational environment than transactional leaders do. However, Laissez-faire leaders may slow the processdown.