ANALYSIS OF CORPORATE LEADERSHIP AND EMPLOYEE EMPOWERMENT IN SELECTED NIGERIAN BANKS. (A STUDY OF DIAMOND BANK PLC, ECOBANK PLC, UNION BANK PLC, IN ENUGU
The topic of this research is Analysis of corporate leadership and employee empowerment in Nigerian Banks. (A Case Study of three selected banks in Enugu State, Diamond Bank Plc, EcoBank Plc and Union Bank Plc). The population of the study was 365 while the researcher used the Yaro Yamani formular in the determination of the sample size, which was 190. The type of the research design used was survey research. The researcher used both the primary and secondary sources in obtaining the relevant data used in the course of the study. The primary data was collected using the instrument of questionnaires while that of the secondary data was obtained using written textbooks journals, magazines, newspapers and the use of library. The researcher used chi-square in the testing of the hypothesis formulated while simple percentage was used in analyzing the research questions. The finding of the research study was that there is a direct relationship between leadership style and employee performance and that there is a direct relationship between employee empowerment and employee performance. The researcher recommended among others that corporate leaders especially in the banking industry should review the leadership style practiced in their organization.