A critical assessment of the impact of organisational culture on sustainable leadership development: A case of the Government Institutions Pension Fund in Namibia.


Organisational culture and leadership are elements in a company that work in conjunction with one another toward organisational success. The main objective of this study was to critically analyse, evaluate, and assess the impact that organisational culture could have in successfully sustaining leadership development within the Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF) in Namibia. Both culture and leadership influence how the company will function and the extent to which its goals will be achieved. There seems to be a two-way relationship between organisational culture and leadership: organizational culture will either determine how leadership functions or leadership will transform the culture to make it support the organisation's values. The two aspects of this relationship are mutually reinforcing. This study, therefore, examined the extent to which the interplay between these two aspects has succeeded in promoting strong leadership within GIPF. A questionnaire was used to collect information from a sample of 50 respondents. The findings showed that the mutually reinforcing interplay between organisational culture and leadership has produced capable and sustainable leadership that has become the key driving force behind the success of GIPF in reducing employees' turnover and increasing financial investment.


Thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Leadership and Change Management , in the Harold Pupkewitz Graduate School of Business, at the NUST.


Leadership development - Namibia, Organisational culture - Leadership development - Namibia, Government Institutions Pension Fund - Leadership - Namibia, GIPF - Leadership - Namibia, Master's theses - Namibia, NUST - Master's theses, 2014