We all know that "employees join companies but leave bosses", and numerous studies found that one of the biggest factors impacting employee engagement is leadership.
Nevertheless, when trying to improve employee engagement, many companies look first at their non-managerial employees.
But how many executives are willing to critically look at themselves and their leadership style?
Perhaps your next employee engagement improvement project should start with an assessment of your leaders.
There are many ways to do so. Personally, I like to rely on proven assessments like Hogan. The Hogan Leadership Forecast Series for instance looks at a leader's "bright side, dark side, and inside" and together with a Coaching Report gives specific advice for leadership improvement. These assessments are also the basis for the Engaging Leader Report.
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The first step to generating a positive return on investment (increased engagement, efficiency and profitability) is to analyze the existing leadership landscape. Some people in leadership roles are those individuals that are life-long learners and crave constant opportunities to accept feedback, apply and grow. Others – maybe not so much. And some are willing but lack self-awareness so they assume their leadership performance is great – and directly linked to the company’s good performance. Or if the performance is lacking, they fail to see their role in that outcome.