The study investigates the moderation role of Organizational Life Cycle (OLC) stages on the relationship between leadership styles and employees' performance. The study remained restricted to four basic leadership styles, namely authoritative, democratic, transformational and transactional styles. The findings of the study are (1) OLC stages have no significant impact on the relationship between transformational style and performance employees and on the relationship between transactional style and performance of employees (2) OLC stages have a significant impact on the relationship between authoritative styles and performance employees and on the relationship between democratic leadership styles and performance of employees. Findings can be used in the hiring of new leadership by organizations and in the deciding priorities of leadership development as per the stages of OLC. It is expected that the findings of the study are generalizable due to the size of the sample and the extensiveness of the study.
1-Mujahid Hussain Assistant Professor, FAST School of Management, National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.2-Amna Niazi Assistant Professor, Humanities and social science department. University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.3-Kanwal Iqbal Khan Assistant Professor, Institute of Business & Management, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.