Bad News: You’re Not The Best Boss Your People Have Ever Worked For!

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UK’s bosses (and the world’s bosses) aren’t up to the job and the majority of employees are not currently working for the best manager they ever worked for!

Who says so? Those whose opinions actually count – their people!!! That’s according to a new report of a survey of global workforces by management consultants DDI.

Their report has highlighted that staff across the globe believe that their leaders lack empathy, have poor leadership skills and that a third of them are ineffective!

The report, ‘Lessons for Leaders from the People Who Matter’ is pretty damning. It shows that the researchers found that…

  • 34% of respondents said they only sometimes or never consider their leader to be effective
  • 37% said they are only sometimes or never motivated to give their best by their leader
  • 53% said they would be 20 to 60 % more productive if they were working for their ‘best ever’ boss

The survey also found that nearly half (45%) of respondents think they could be more effective than their manager, but only 46% would actually want to do the job! Apparently they don’t want the additional stress, responsibility and pressure – that’s hardly encouraging news for those trying to develop their future managers!

So – how do you measure up? Why not ask your people? Better still, get someone else to do it – it would be a great project for someone.

However, a word of warning….. be prepared to believe what people say. Remember, perception is reality!

Even more important, be prepared to do something about what people say!

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