• Keun Jung Lee KIMEP University
  • Alma Alpeissova
  • Ayaulym Akisheva
Keywords: Leadership style, Transformational, Democratic, Father Leadership, Authoritative, Coercive, Transactional Leadership, Kazakhstan


This is interest in the research of the leadership in business sector in Kazakhstan and in the responder’s attitude and preferences as to the leadership styles business executives employ, taking into consideration the developing stage of business activities in Kazakhstan. This study focus on the analysis of the leadership styles with employee performance and the survey research method was used. The questions were arranged according to six point Likert scale. Kazakhstan employees prefer such leadership styles as transformational, father, democratic, transactional and in some cases authoritative leadership styles. Kazakhstani employees prefer to be heard and supported, prefer to be a part of the organizational endeavors, contribute and add value to organizational development. Furthermore, as the study shows, Kazakhstani employees reject the coercive leadership style. They do not want to be a part of an organization, where force and ignorance of people’s values are considered to be as a normal attitudes. Nowadays within the development processes in Kazakhstan, leadership has big influence on organizational performance and company’s effectiveness.


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