International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online)

Influence of Leadership on Strategy Execution in Public Secondary Schools in Kenya: Case Study of Machakos Sub-County
Paskalia Loko Mutua, Dr. Jane Wanjiku Gathenya

Abstract
Benefits of effective strategy execution in government institutions cannot be disputed, even though there are several concerns about its success as well as the strategies to be adopted in implementation of strategic plans. The study sought to establish how leadership influenced strategy execution in public secondary schools in Kenya. The study applied a descriptive design and a target population of sixty-eight (68) principals in public secondary schools in Machakos Sub-county was used. Simple random sampling was used to select fifty eight (58) participants. A questionnaire was used as the data collection instrument and a pilot study conducted with six (6) participants. The study established that there was a significant positive relationship between leadership and strategy execution in public secondary schools in Kenya. The study recommends that the government may closely monitor the leadership of secondary schools to ensure compliance with recommended leadership practices by the principals.

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