Exemplary Organizational Leadership – An Exploratory Study in light of Prophet Muhammad’s (Peace Be Upon Him) Leadership Traits
Keywords:Leadership, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), Quran, Hadith
Leadership has been instilled in humans from the very beginning. When Prophet Adam (Peace Be Upon Him) was sent on earth, Allah SWT (God Almighty) gave him leadership qualities so he could preach and call people towards the right path. This process of sending Prophets in the world kept on going because Allah SWT (God Almighty) wanted to guide people to the right path in order to have success of life and hereafter. The study aims to assess few leadership qualities of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) – Last messenger of AWT (SWT) and see the applications and practicality of those leadership qualities in corporate leaders and managers. Primary data has been collected through semi structured questionnaire on purposive sampling and analyzed using thematic content analysis. The study found five top qualities (communication, positive regard, knowledge, patience and team work) important to become an exemplary and successful organizational leader.
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