Three-quarters of managers want improved leadership of their business


Almost three-quarters of line managers believe their business would benefit from improved leadership, according to a new poll.

A survey released by Edgecumbe Consulting Group has revealed that managers in large businesses are most likely to hold this view, whilst only 36 per cent of managers believe that their business is currently in safe hands.

According to HR Magazine, the poll also revealed that 30 per cent of middle managers believe that their CEOs are bad at leading. These statistics might encourage a few small business owners to invest in leadership training.

Reacting to the results of the poll, Edgecumbe Consulting Group's director, Jon Cowell, was keen to highlight the benefit of CEOs showing great leadership skills.

He told "There is a strong emotional component in getting employees on board with a business's aims.  A company whose people have a clear idea of what they are trying to achieve, and really believe in what they are doing, is far more likely to succeed. The responsibility for doing this falls first and foremost to leaders."

The poll also revealed that 44 per cent of managers believe their CEOs are bad at aligning their people with a common purpose; whilst 40 per cent believed they were bad at building and sustaining relationships.

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