An Investigation into the Relationship between Leadership Styles and Productivity in Nigeria’s Hotel industry


  • Oreoluwatoni Famoyegun Liverpool John Moores University
  • Sameer Qaiyum Liverpool John Moores University


This research investigates the relationship between leadership styles and productivity in the Nigerian hotel industry. The industry has a diverse workforce and ever-changing customer demands, highlighting the significance of understanding how different leadership styles affect operation and guest experiences. Data were collected from a varied group of hotel employees using a standardized online questionnaire. The data that were gathered underwent thorough examination using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS), which uncovered significant findings regarding the underlying dynamics. The result showed a robust and statistically significant correlation between transformational leadership style and productivity, highlighting the influence of leaders who inspire and motivate. Nevertheless, the laissez-faire leadership style exhibits a limited and statistically insignificant correlation, highlighting its diminished impact. The productivity outcomes of transactional leadership are found to have limited connections with its specific components, notably "Contingent Reward" and "Management by Exception”.  These results highlight the importance of implementing leadership styles that are customized and adapted to the specific situation to enhance productivity and achieve success within Nigeria's hotel business. The research provides significant practical implications for executives and stakeholders, offering actionable insights to improve efficiency and cultivate a culture of productivity within the industry.