Raimonds Kublickis, Iluta Arbidāne, Daina Znotiņa


The authors explore the display of leadership in the State Border Guard in order to find out whether there is a place for leadership and the human factor in the relationship between management and subordinates in the strictly regulated organization. The aim of the research: to study the role of leadership and its display in the State Border Guard. Tasks of the research: 1) to describe the nature of leadership and its role in the organization's activities; 2) to conduct a survey on the most significant aspects of leadership manifestation in regards inspectors and officers from different border guard units of the State Border Guard; 3) to make conclusions and develop proposals regarding the necessity of leadership and possibilities for its display. The research methods: 1) literature analysis, observation; 2) surveying, data processing, analysis, and interpretation. At the end of the research, the authors conclude that the respect and appreciation provided by the superior to the subordinates is as important as a good salary and work conditions at the State Border Guard. Hence, in the opinion of the subordinates, a superior who can display the respect and appreciation to the subordinates will be able to become the leader. Even in a strictly regulated organization such as the State Border Guard, the superior can offer his/her subordinates the assistance – not by completing a task on behalf of the subordinate, but by providing the advice and guidance. This behaviour is an attribute of a democratic management style creating a favourable ground for leadership development.


employees; leadership; organization; management; state border guard

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