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And the survey says... most UK bosses lack critical management skills according to their subordinates

25 August 2011 #Employment

The results of a survey of over 1,000 employees by the world`s largest executive recruitment business Korn/Ferry Whitehead Mann have revealed that good communication skills, integrity and motivational skills are valued as the most important leadership qualities by employees. The majority of the respondents to the survey however felt that the management in their organisation was lacking in such skills.

The top rated leadership skill was deemed to be effective communication, but only 21% of workers felt that the boss of their business has this skill. Motivational ability scored second, but 87% were not motivated by their manager . 86% felt that their boss lacked integrity, which was the third ranking quality.Less than one in 10 workers said they found their boss inspirational, and only 16% thought they had a long-term vision for the organisation. Only 12% felt that their manager possessed personality and charisma.

Attributes which respondent`s attributed to poor leadership skills included poor communication, arrogance, indecisiveness, and an uncaring attitude.

If you think the management in your organisation is not displaying the required skills and as such is underperforming, the Employment Team at Clarkslegal, in conjunction with its sister HR consultancy business Forbury People (for more information see the Forbury People Website), can offer practical advice and solutions to help. Employmentbuddy also has a number of useful guidance notes, factsheets and policies on performance issues available here.

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