Corporate Leadership Style and Strategic Plan Implementation to Local Government in the United Kingdom


  • Arthur Hoskisson Reddy University of Birmingham
  • Jones Mifflin Smith University of Birmingham



The study's objective was to examine whether corporate leadership style influences the strategic plan implementation in local government in the United Kingdom. The study was literature-based and the inferences of the study were based on the conclusion from the previous studies. The study findings indicated that corporate leadership style influences strategic plan implementation in local government in the United Kingdom. Corporate leadership style plays an integral role in formulating and accomplishing strategies. A corporate leader is a supportive one who treats all the same, builds strong partnerships with colleagues both at the top and in the lower rank within the entire company, and welcomes everybody in the strategic management process. The study further noted that strategy implementation is the means a firm uses to accomplish its desired purposes and objectives. Strategy implementation is an activity phase of the strategic management process, which entails operationalizing the created strategies. The research concluded that corporate leadership styles significantly impact strategy implementation. The leaders are required to be supportive of other employees. The study recommended that strategic instructions and stewardship be directed towards the company's strategic-change champion through strategic management processes and shared values of the firm. There should be an adoption of a corporate leadership style in local government in the United Kingdom. Effective execution of strategic plans would certainly improve internal effectiveness and boost local government performance.

Keywords: Corporate Leadership Style, Strategic Plan Implementation, Local Government, United Kingdom

Author Biographies

Arthur Hoskisson Reddy, University of Birmingham

PhD student, University of Birmingham

Jones Mifflin Smith, University of Birmingham

Lecturer, University of Birmingham


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How to Cite

Reddy, A. H., & Smith, J. M. (2022). Corporate Leadership Style and Strategic Plan Implementation to Local Government in the United Kingdom. Journal of Strategic Management, 6(3), 12–20.