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Aram Massoudi , Cihan University-Erbil, Iraq


With new, diverse, and complicated challenges facing contemporary leaders in today’s ‎changing and distinct environment, it is essential for organizations to move away from ‎old and traditional leadership practices and embrace new ones. This study focused on ‎adopting the concept of “Chameleon Leadership”, the capacity to be able to amend ‎your tactics, much as a chameleon does to improve organizational performance. The ‎study relied on the descriptive deductive approach; this approach comprises of ‎formulating the hypotheses and tests them during the study process. The sample consists ‎of 126 randomly selected staff from various faculties at Albaath University, Syria. ‎The objective was to show if the adoption of chameleon leadership could improve ‎university performance. The result showed that there is a significant relationship between ‎‎the chameleon style of leadership ‎‎and outstanding university performance. Also, the adoption of chameleon leadership ‎characteristics can enable organizations to achieve outstanding performance in their ‎work. For success and development of chameleon operations, the ‎researcher suggested that universities must conduct extensive training about ‎chameleon leadership methods in line with the reality of the university despite the ‎existence of laws that hinder the development process.

chameleon leadership, external locus of control, relativistic beliefs, outstanding ‎performance, dimensions of outstanding performance. ‎


Con los diversos y complicados desafíos nuevos que enfrentan los líderes contemporáneos en el entorno cambiante, es esencial que las organizaciones se alejen de las prácticas de liderazgo antiguas y tradicionales y adopten otras nuevas. Este estudio se centró en adoptar el concepto de “Liderazgo camaleónico”, la capacidad de poder modificar sus tácticas, al igual que lo hace un camaleón para mejorar el desempeño organizacional. El estudio se basó en el enfoque deductivo descriptivo; este enfoque consiste en formular las hipótesis y probarlas durante el proceso de estudio. La muestra consta de 126 miembros, seleccionados al azar, del personal de varias facultades de la Universidad de Albaath, Siria. ‎El objetivo era mostrar si la adopción de un liderazgo camaleónico podría mejorar el ‎desempeño universitario. El resultado mostró que existe una relación significativa entre el estilo camaleónico de liderazgo y el desempeño universitario sobresaliente. Además, la adopción de características de liderazgo camaleónicas puede permitir a las organizaciones lograr un desempeño sobresaliente en su trabajo. Para el éxito y desarrollo del liderazgo camaleónico, el investigador sugirió que las universidades deben realizar una amplia capacitación sobre métodos de liderazgo camaleónicos acordes con la realidad de la universidad a pesar de la existencia de leyes que dificultan el proceso de desarrollo. ‎

Palabras clave
liderazgo camaleónico, locus de control externo, creencias relativistas, desempeño sobresaliente, dimensiones del desempeño sobresaliente. ‎

23 September 2021

22 December 2021

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