Relationship between Visionary Leadership and implementation of Change Management strategies in Private Secondary Schools in Nairobi County
The purpose of this study is to examine and explore the relationship between visionary leadership and the implementation of change management strategies in private secondary schools in Nairobi County. This study attempts to explicate and test the key role of visionary leadership in bringing and implementing change in organizations. A test of the hypotheses was done using bivariate correlation analysis and multiple regression analysis. The study targeted the principals, teachers and school administrators from 108 private secondary schools. The study used both probability and non-probability sampling procedures. The sample size of this study was five hundred and thirteen (n=513) respondents. The study collected data from teachers and school administrators using questionnaires, and from principals using interview guides. Questionnaires were distributed both physically and through emails. The research instruments were tested by two experts for content, trustworthiness and face validity, and another test was done for data reliability. Data were analyzed using both quantitative and qualitative data analysis approaches following the research questions. For quantitative data, descriptive and inferential statistics was used for analysis; Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) Version 26 was used to code data and conduct analysis. From the analysis, the study concluded that visionary leadership has an effect on the implementation of change management strategies in the private secondary schools. The study recommended that top management need to encourage employees to share their opinion and be part of every creative process in the private secondary schools.
Key Words: Visionary Leadership, Implementation of change management strategies, private secondary schools
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