We are experiencing a leadership crisis as organisations strive to do more with less.
Recent Gallup research shows that 51% of leaders are disengaged, and because they directly influence 70% of their team’s engagement, it is quickly evident how this constitutes a significant organisational problem.
Other research by Tony Schwartz and Harvard Business School of 19,000 employees globally, reveals that only 25% of employees believe that their leader models sustainable work practices.
Those one in four that believe their leader “walks the talk” of placing equal emphasis on performance and well-being have been shown to be 55% more engaged, have 72% higher well-being, and 200% greater trust in their leader.
What can leaders do differently to cope better with change and uncertainty and be more effective?