In an HBR article, it was reported that 75% of employees say their “boss is the most stressful part of their workday.” While the levels of stress and anxiety have clearly risen over the past year, the thought that we as leaders are part of the problem should be a wake-up call.
Every one of us has said this, from time to time. It’s the choice to train a team member on a new process or simply do it ourselves. In the long run, it is a short-sighted decision.
There is no doubt about it. The companies who are outperforming others, are characterised by leadership that is more receptive to change and more receptive to new ideas.
A recent report by Michelle McQuaid and her colleagues at The Wellbeing Lab provided some interesting insights on how communities can increase the wellbeing of their members. The report confirmed that leaders have a big influence on the wellbeing of those who they lead. The interesting aspect was that the impact was actually greater on the leader themselves. There are two actions you, as a leader, can take on right away.
From a recent review of several hundred leaders, who received feedback from The Leadership BluePrint™, interesting patterns have emerged, most notably in the area of Goals.
None of us likes to be micro-managed by others, and yet many leaders will micro-manage at times. To Energise Action, we need to understand how to avoid the three common ways that we micro-manage.
Effective leadership is one of the key driving forces behind any successful organisation. Good leaders create a compelling vision, unite others to the cause, develop their direct reports and ultimately set the tone for how the organisation operates.