Graduate School of Business
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
Employee Retention, Leadership Behaviors, Empathy, Leadership, Employee Development, Listening
Business | Leadership Studies
Nichols, Shaun Patrick, "Leadership Behaviors and Their Impact on Employee Retention" (2020). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 2650.
This study analyzed the impact leadership behaviors had on employee retention in the Houston, Texas manufacturing sector. Many authors’ work was reviewed with literature pertaining to leadership behaviors and employee retention. Multiple interviews were conducted with current leadership at Houston, Texas manufacturing organizations to gain a better understanding of the experience of these employees. The results of the leadership study have a profoundly positive impact on employee retention. Three emergent themes were developed based on data analysis, which included empathy, listening, and employee development.