The Relationship between Transformational Leadership and Innovation and Creativity in Management to Improve Employees’ Academic Performance at Sohar University

Transformational Leadership, Innovation, creativity, Employees’ Academic Performance, Sohar University, Sultanate of Oman

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August 9, 2021

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This study investigated the relationship between transformational leadership practices and norms and employees' performance at Sohar University in the Sultanate of Oman. This research is based on the fact that traditional methods of leadership handicap the development of modern leadership practices in Sohar University in particular and in Oman in general.  This study may contribute to some significant solutions to the extant literature especially in that transformational leadership practices could be of great value if they are supported by modern techniques and high training skills for employees. The present paper adopts qualitative research method. Questionnaire was used as a research instrument of collecting data.  The 5-Point Likert Scale was adopted to help researchers analyze the data. The study concludes that Transformational leadership skills are very essential for high-ranking leaders to acquire in Sohar University in the Sultanate of Oman. The study also finds that transformational leadership skills are very essential for high-ranking leaders to acquire in Sohar University in the Sultanate of Oman. Having conducted statistical analysis, this study draws some conclusions and suggests some recommendations for transformational leadership and its use in developing administrative creativity and improving job performance among Sohar University employees. This can be summarized as follows. First, transformational leadership skills are very essential for high-ranking leaders to acquire in Sohar University in the Sultanate of Oman. second, transformational leaders with outstanding leadership skills are found astonishingly effective in managing and leading those working under them. Third, employees are found to be greatly affected by their leaders in respect with academic and managerial activities and finally the study found that Universities in the Sultanate of Oman do not pay special attention to transformational leadership skills, which this negatively affects the quality and credibility of teaching.