Practicing these five tenets of leadership will help you seem like a natural born leader according to an article in Inc.com by Keynote speaker and author of ‘Find the Fire’ and ‘Make It Matter’; Scott Mautz. The study by Gallup holds an interest for us at Thought Patrol as we regularly use Gallups’ Clifton Strength Finder so we were intrigued by the findings. You may or may not already code yourself as a natural born leader. It’s one of the highest compliments you can pay a manager, for a reason. Gallup says only one out of every ten leaders can be considered a natural born leader.
rA Gallup study of 7,272 U.S. adults found that 50 percent of employees left their jobs “to get away from their manager to improve their overall life at some point in their career.”
As you inspect your managers closely, you may find certain negative people practices and untrustworthy behaviors that are consistent with what research has confirmed will lead to adverse conditions that affect human performance.
Here are seven of the most toxic management behaviors that will stifle the human spirit and suck the soul out of an organization.
Management is one of the top reasons cited for lack of engagement in the workplace, representing 70% of the variance between high and low engagement.
Gallup categorizes respondents as “engaged”, “not engaged” or “actively disengaged.” The current breakdown nationally is roughly 33 percent engaged, 50 percent not engaged, and 16 percent actively disengaged. The latter group are problem employees.