An Exploratory Study on Authentic Leadership Concept in Fostering Training Effectiveness in Commercial Banks of Bangladesh

Shahin Akther


To train an organization’s staff results in qualified and knowledgeable performers and make them organizational assets by generating excellent leadership in the long run. A bank manager or leader understand the training gap of an employee and do the assessment according to the training need. Therefore, it is vital to pinpoint the training needs and ensure training effectiveness more than contemporary leadership behaviour of bank managers and trainers also. This study was conducted in the banks of Bangladesh to examine employee’s perception of the authentic leadership style of bank managers or senior officials, to evaluate the relationship between leaders (bank managers) & followers (bank employees) and relationship between authentic leadership style & training effectiveness. This is an exploratory research using qualitative approach with a sample size of 69 employees from commercial banks of Bangladesh. The study found that an authentic leaders or managers are more concern about training budget and training transfer than generic leaders.

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