n Commonwealth Youth and Development - Youth leadership styles in South Africa

Volume 11, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1727-7140



The purpose of this article is to ascertain the importance of young managers, especially middle managers as leaders. The article gives insight into the relevance of young people in middle management possessing the character traits and ingenuity of the traditional leader. Leadership styles are bracketed according to traits and tactics demonstrated by famous or infamous leaders across the globe, both past and present. Thus, the aim of the article is to show that young middle managers need to have the qualities of a good leader in order to be effective in an organisation. The article will demonstrate the various styles of leadership and the change in the role of young middle managers, clearly depicting the need for a change in the competencies of middle managers. This is a theoretical article and it will highlight the importance of the middle manager, which has previously been understated.

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