The Middle Managers' Essential Leadership Styles: A Case of Global Technology Company in Myanmar

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Shane Thu Aung
Sirichai Preudhikulpradab


This article is a needs assessment research, comprising two objectives, 1) examining the leadership styles and 2) proposing
the Organization development programs to enhance the middle managers' leadership styles for the future development
program. Five leadership variables are studied: transformational leadership, transactional leadership, authentic leadership,
servant leadership, and adaptive leadership. The research instrument was a needs-assessment questionnaire to examine the
differences and rank the priority needs using PNIModified. The target samples comprise generation Y and Z employees of
Global Technology Company in Myanmar. The sampling method is purposive sampling, comprising of 60 respondents.
The PNIModified results indicated that adaptive leadership was ranked the first-order need, servant leadership was ranked
the second-order need, transformational leadership was ranked the third-order need, authentic leadership was ranked the
fourth, and transactional leadership was ranked the fifth-order need. Four sets of recommendations for the Organization
development program proposed for the managers and employees. Moreover, it is important at the management level to
concentrate on performance and objectives rather than human desires to achieve operational effectiveness. Giving
positive guidance and direction to employees would help them become more goal-oriented. Another main requirement
in the global technology middle management is to monitor the success of subordinates and take prompt corrective


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Thu Aung, S. ., & Preudhikulpradab, S. (2021). The Middle Managers’ Essential Leadership Styles: A Case of Global Technology Company in Myanmar. AU-GSB E-JOURNAL, 14(1), 45-52.
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Shane Thu Aung

MMOD Student, Graduate School of Business, Assumption University of Thailand


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