Despite advances in project management methodologies many projects continue to fail. A
project’s success or failure is in part, contingent on effectively managing the constraints of
scope, time, costs, and quality expectations. In order to achieve this, it is essential that the
project manager possess and display appropriate project management leadership. The study
identified four aspects of leadership and investigated their effect on performance of projects.
The specific objectives of the study were to determine the effect of leadership skills,
leadership experience, leadership control and leadership style on performance of Compassion
International projects in Kitui County. Descriptive research design was adopted for this
study. The study targeted a population of 160 respondents who are involved in the
implementation of Compassion International projects in Kitui County and a sample size of
113 respondents was considered. Stratified random sampling was used to sample and select
the respondents. Data was collected by use of questionnaires which were sent via email to the
respondents. Quantitative data collected was analyzed by the use of descriptive statistics such
as frequencies, percentages, means and standard deviations. In addition, the study conducted
a multiple regression analysis to establish the relationship between the dependent and
independent variables. Qualitative data was analyzed through content analysis. From the
findings, there was a positive relationship between leadership and project performance.
Leadership skills, leadership experience, leadership control and leadership styles all had a
positive correlation with project performance. The study concluded that there was a
significant relationship between project management leadership aspects and performance of
CI projects; project management control had the greatest effect on performance of CI
projects. The findings of the study are of great importance to policy makers in designing
policies with an aim of improving project leadership. The findings of this study will also add
to the body of knowledge on the effects of leadership on the performance of projects. The
study recommended that: effective leadership skills to be acquired by all project staff;
emphasis be given to the experience of project staff to ensure projects are effectively
executed; introduction of effective controls such a having a clear set of objectives, and well
defined roles and responsibilities The study suggests that further research should be carried
out to establish the other factors that are attributed to affecting 43% of the performance of CI
projects since the current study only examined skills, experience, control and style.
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