Research Journal

Online ISSN No. 2790 – 3885

Common Leadership Traits Among
Executives in Financially Successful
Organizations in Oman

Venkatesh Palakkad
ORCID No: 0000-0002-5958-1124
Email: venkat@rabhr.com


This research work is primarily anchored on the traits theory of leadership and uses a very reliable and valid leadership assessment framework and tool to unravel common leadership traits found in executives working in select companies featuring in the top 20 financially successful companies operating in Oman which has consistently generated profits for the last 5 years. Considering the scope of this study, as well as the ensuing results, it can be concluded that there are common leadership traits among consistently profit-making organizations in Oman and the leadership traits seen in the top 20 organizations are different from the ones seen in the top 5 organizations which probably is the difference between good companies and great companies. This study to unravel if there are common leadership traits among Senior leaders working for consistently profit-making companies has made some contributions to the field of talent management and human resource development. Supporting the work of other researchers such as (Mishra, Grunewald, and Kulkarni, 2014) the study has again confirmed that the relationship between leadership traits and the profitability of Companies

Keywords: Competency, Traits, Profitability, leadership, Oman