VOLUME 6 ISSUE 12 MAY 2018

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Leadership Styles of Programme Coordinators of Krishi Vigyan Kendras in North East India as
Perceived by the Subject Matter Specialists

J.K. Sharma PDF

 

Abstract
A study on the leadership styles of Programme Coordinators of Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) in north east India as
perceived by the Subject Matter Specialists (SMSs) was conducted with 76 Subject Matter Specialists drawn from
19 Krishi Vigyan Kendras of the eight north eastern states of India, through a descriptive research design,
following a multi-stage, census cum criterion based purposive sampling plan. Assessing the overall leadership
styles of the Programme Coordinators of the Krishi Vigyan Kendras and comparing the perceived leadership style
strengths of the Programme Coordinators across the north eastern states were the main objectives of the
investigation. The study revealed that autocratic task management and impoversihed management were the top
two dominant leadership styles of the Programme Coordinators of the KVKs in north east India as perceived by
the SMSs. The study suggests organising management training programmes for the Programme Coordinators in
order to reduce the perceived strength of autocratic style of leadership. Provision for exceptional leadership
incentives, creation of a competitive environment, organizing exposure visits, setting realistic targets,
administrative support, developing team work environment etc. are some of the suggestions of the study for
reducing the perceived strength of the impoverished management leadership style.


Keywords: Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Subject Matter Specialist, perceived leadership style, descriptive research design.

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