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How do leadership styles affect employees' motivation in public sector?
Leadership style has huge influence on employees to motivate them in achieving organizational goals. This study is to explore different leadership styles and their potential impact on employees’ motivation in public sector organization. The objective is to review past literatures to understand the relationship between leadership style and employee motivation. The study first provides a better understanding of different motivational theories. Then, the study briefly discusses the conceptual framework of Bass’s Full Range Leadership Model which includes transactional leadership, transformational leadership, and laissez-faire leadership. The research method is a quantitative study design by using Bass & Avolio’s closed-end Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ), based on quantitative Likert scale, as a survey instrument for data collection. This research paper summarizes the main findings of leadership style and its impact on employee’s motivation based on the comprehensive literatures reviews.