Identifying Factors Influencing Visionary Leadership: An Empirical Evidence from Thai Manufacturing Industry

2021 International Journal of Organizational Leadership  
Keywords: Leadership, Thai Manufacturing Industry, Supply Chain, Visionary Leadership Supply chain consists of all integrated activities that bring products to markets in the right time, at the right place while creating value added in order to satisfy customers. The performance of all activities in the supply chain requires the cooperation and coordination of complex processes across all members in organizations. Successful supply chain management relies on great leaders, who can communicate
more » ... o can communicate with their supply chain members and encourage feedback systems to improve the workplace environment. The leaders have the principal goal of making use of modern, scientific, technical and innovative methods in the implementation of tasks and activities. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate key factors affecting visionary leadership in the context of Thai manufacturing industry. Data were collected using survey questionnaires administered to supply chain managers in each manufacturing company located in industrial estates across the country. A total of 500 valid questionnaires were received and analyzed using structural equation modeling. The results revealed that communication skill had the highest impact on visionary leadership, followed by organization climate and creativity. The study outcome could be to the benefit of managers, who strive to generate visionary leadership and realize how important it is to incorporate communication skills as one of the most powerful instruments to improve leadership. ©CIKD Publishing
doi:10.33844/ijol.2021.60516 fatcat:c2vpjtfzy5gtzn72i2sfykdstu