Leadership is a set of behaviours that are intended to play a role in achieving the goals of the organization

Leadership is a set of behaviours that are intended to play a role in achieving the goals of
the organization. Studies have shown that culture differences directly affect the
effectiveness of leadership and influence the satisfaction and motivation of the followers.
Culture signifies the basic values and belief systems of individual that are expected to
impact leadership processes.
Among the challenges faced by the leaders in Malaysia are the ways to maintain the
development in light of rapid changes in the country. The priority is, therefore, to be able to
sustain the impressive achievements made thus far in the rather challenging context of a
mullti-racial and multi-religious society, especially the need to understand the cultural
thinking of the Chinese community after the General Election (GE13). Therefore, it is
important to understand the Chinese culture and values so to manage effectively.
Dr. Mahathir is the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia, is said to be a charismatic leader
Dr. Mahathir practiced a strong and decisive, both in his leadership and communication
style. Malaysia is composed of a majority of Malays, but its business drive comes from the
Chinese as the minority group. To keep the economy growing, Dr. Mahathir must allow the
Chinese minority to prosper, thus he need to provide some rhetorical favors to the Chinese
as well.