The Psychology of Leadership: Understanding Human Behavior in Management Contexts


  • Dr. Imran Khan Institute of Management Sciences (IMS), Peshawar Author
  • Dr. Jamshed Hasan Khan Lahore School of Economics (LSE) Author


organizational culture, emotional intelligence, decision-making, motivation, personality traits, management, human behavior, leadership, psychology


This article delves into the intricate relationship between psychology and leadership within management contexts. It explores how understanding human behavior is pivotal for effective leadership and organizational success. By examining psychological theories and research findings, this paper elucidates the key factors influencing leadership behavior, such as personality traits, motivation, decision-making processes, and emotional intelligence. Additionally, it discusses the role of situational variables and organizational culture in shaping leadership dynamics. Insights from this study can inform leadership development programs and enhance managerial practices in various industries.