DEVELOPING A LEADERSHIP CAPABILITY FOR TEAM LEADERS IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY: A CONCEPT FOR ORGANIZATIONAL SUCCESS

  • Wan Hanim Nadrah Wan Muda UNIVERSITI TUN HUSSEIN ONN MALAYSIA
  • Wilfredo Herrera Libunao Colegio de San Juan de Letran Calamba City
  • Kahirol Mohd Salleh fakulti pendidikan teknikal dan vokasionanl
  • & Norlisa Sulaiman fakulti pendidikan teknikal dan vokasional
Keywords: capability, leadership capability, team leaders, construction industry

Abstract

 Capable leaders are essential to unlock the potential of workforce, in terms of productivity, learning, continuous improvement, quality and customer service. This study was conducted to ascertain the Malaysian construction industry leaders’ conception of leadership capability. One of the mandates of Malaysia’s Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) is to serve as a gateway for construction industry players to get involved in the international construction ventures, with the aim of enabling them to hold leadership positions in the future; as well as maintaining an open exchange of information with construction leaders worldwide. However, for a better understanding of leadership concepts and leadership skills, construction industry in Malaysia must unleash its potential as a source of wealth creation and provide opportunity for the betterment of quality of life. In ensuring the quality of workmanship at construction sites, leadership skills especially supervisory skill for site supervisors need to be enhanced. Undoubtedly, the role of research in determining the specific leadership skills and the needed core capabilities cannot be over-emphasized. In this study, qualitative research design with in-depth interview was used to collect the data and purposeful sampling was employed in selecting 15 research participants involving team leaders and human resource managers. The data was analyzed using thematic analysis with the aid of NVivo. Effective leadership has been found to be vital element in construction industry. The opinions from the respondents also indicate that they have knowledge on leadership and they had to enhance themselves with the elements in the concept to enable them to become better and more competitive leaders. Leaders in construction industry have a broad knowledge in technical skills conversely have fewer non-technical skills especially in leadership.

Author Biographies

Wan Hanim Nadrah Wan Muda, UNIVERSITI TUN HUSSEIN ONN MALAYSIA
JABATAN IKHTISAS PENDIDIKAN
Wilfredo Herrera Libunao, Colegio de San Juan de Letran Calamba City
education faculty
Kahirol Mohd Salleh, fakulti pendidikan teknikal dan vokasionanl
jabatan pendidikan kejuruteraan
Published
2016-12-30
How to Cite
Wan Muda, W. H. N., Libunao, W. H., Mohd Salleh, K., & Sulaiman, & N. (2016). DEVELOPING A LEADERSHIP CAPABILITY FOR TEAM LEADERS IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY: A CONCEPT FOR ORGANIZATIONAL SUCCESS. Journal of Technical Education and Training, 8(2). Retrieved from https://publisher.uthm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/JTET/article/view/1372
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