ODUNLAMI, Samuel Abimbola AWOSUSI, Omojola Omowumi, AWOLUSI,Olawumi Dele
The objective of the study was to investigate the influence of leadership style on employees’ performance in selected private universities in Ogun State, Nigeria. Descriptive survey research design was adopted as the study guide. Multi stage sampling technique was used for this study due to the varied characteristics of the institutions. Five hundred (500) copies of questionnaire were administered to academic and non-academic staff in the selected private universities out of which four hundred and thirty five (435) copies were filled and returned. Pearson Product Moment correlation was used to analyse the data gathered from the respondents. The study revealed that only transactional leadership style have no significant influence on employees’ performance while charismatic and transformational leadership styles has positive and significant influences on employees’ performance in selected private universities in Ogun State, Nigeria. The validation of charismatic and transformational leadership styles, by our model, as the key leadership styles that influenced employees’ performance in our study, therefore provides predictive implications on improved employees’ performance, given the activities of these leadership styles.