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The Role Of Determining Strategic Direction On Not-For-Profit Organizational Performance In Nairobi County In Kenya

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Daniel Mwendwa Kitonga, Walter Okibo Bichanga, Benjamin Kyalo Muema



Strategic leadership, determining strategic direction, organizational performance, not-for-profit organizations.



This paper sought to examine the link between strategic leaders’ practice of determining strategic direction and organizational performance. An embedded mixed method research assessing the impact of strategic leadership variable – determining strategic direction and organizational performance was completed by managers representing 328 not-for-profit organizations in Nairobi County in Kenya. The study established a significant positive relationship between determining strategic direction and organizational performance. The results found r value of 0.676 and r2 value of 0.457 that is 45.7% of corresponding change in the organizational performance of not-for-profits for every change is explained by the predictor variables. The findings demonstrate that if not-for-profit leaders clearly determine the organizations’ strategic direction, they are likely to improve their organizational performance significantly. This paper examined how determining strategic direction (strategic planning) in not-for-profit organizations in Nairobi County in Kenya. Future research that seeks to replicate these findings is recommended. This paper proposes the study of determining strategic direction (strategic planning) as way of improving strategic leadership practices hence enhancing not-for-profit organizational performance.



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