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UK Workers Lack Faith in Bosses' Leadership Skills

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UK Workers Lack Faith in Bosses' Leadership Skills

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New research commissioned by training and executive coaching company, Zone2, reveals that 40 per cent of workers in the UK have left a previous job due to a boss' lack of leadership skills, indicating that British bosses lack the top qualities to make a great leader.

Alarmingly, only a third of workers identified leadership as a quality that their own boss possessed, despite respondents ranking it as the second most important attribute for being a great boss.

Less than half of respondents agreed that their current boss had a positive attitude and just under 32 per cent of workers said that their boss had a caring nature, the other two top qualities identified as making a great boss.

Almost a quarter of British employees stated that their boss possessed no positive qualities whatsoever and over a third of employees agreed that their boss did not have the right skills to help them learn and develop further in their career.

Commenting on the findings, Robin Kermode, communications expert and founder of Zone2, said "Leading with authenticity and gravitas is essential in today's demanding business world and is absolutely vital for engaging employees too. …

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