What characterises a good leader? A survey of organisational leaders in Poland

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Joanna Mnich
Anna Walaszczyk

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The article attempts to define the characteristics of a contemporary manager that determine being a leader in the 21st-century organisation. The way to achieve the assumed goal of the research was to conduct an own study among the managers of organisations in the sector of small and medium-sized enterprises in Poland. 48 top managers in 48 organisations were examined, obtaining information from them on the work, characteristics, principles, and roles of the organisation leader.

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Mnich, J., & Walaszczyk, A. (2022). What characterises a good leader? A survey of organisational leaders in Poland. Journal of Management and Financial Sciences, (45), 81-91. Retrieved from https://econjournals.sgh.waw.pl/JMFS/article/view/2975
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