• Raimonds Kublickis, Chief Inspector of the State Border Guard of the Republic of Latvia, Rezekne (LV)
  • Iluta Arbidāne Dr.oec., professor, leading researcher at Rezekne Academy of Technologies, Rezekne (LV)
  • Daina Znotiņa, lecturer, scientific assistant at Rezekne Academy of Technologies, Rezekne (LV)



employees, leadership, organization, management, state border guard


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.


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