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Kulim Land Office Malaysia: success with effective leadership style

Muhammad Awais Bhatti (University Utara Malaysia, Malaysia)
Mohamed Mohamed Battour (Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt)
Veera Pandiyan Kaliani Sundram (Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia)

Publication date: 20 November 2014


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Study level/applicability

This case study is useful for graduate and post-graduate students.

Case overview

Kulim Land Office is the department responsible for the management of the affairs of the land in this area and it focuses on harmony, progress and prosperity management so that they are conducted in an orderly manner, and in accordance with the requirements of regulations and existing laws. Kulim Land Office is a public organization which is managed by the Land Administrator and two assistants of the Land Administrator. There are about 60 staff and they are being led by the Land Administrator Tuan Haji Md. Shuhaimie b. Abd Rahman, AMK, BCK, ASK. Since the Tuan Haji Md. Shuhaimie leadership started in August 2009, the units had experienced many successful achievements and, not surprisingly, have become a benchmark for other departments in the state of Kedah and the whole Malaysia public departments. This case study explains the importance of different leadership style at workplace and ways to avoid criticism. This case study also explains different methods to motivate subordinates to develop effective leader-follower relationship.

Expected learning outcomes

This case study will help students understand leadership style and ways to avoid criticism.

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Bhatti, M.A., Battour, M.M. and Sundram, V.P.K. (2014), "Kulim Land Office Malaysia: success with effective leadership style", , Vol. 4 No. 6.



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