Why inclusive leadership matters
We regularly get asked "why does leadership development matter so much?"
Is it for better management, or improving leadership styles, skills or qualities just for the look of it?
Better leadership matters, and effective leadership development makes a difference, for leading teams and better teamwork.
It's about the best practical tools for day to day management, not leadership theories. And everyone benefits.
This is why Forton focuses on inclusive leadership tools; because, for everyone to benefit, everyone needs to feel a part of the leadership culture.
What does effective leadership development mean?
Better working relationships, organisational credibility, improved performance and productivity; staff engagement and retention. Leadership behaviours that benefit the bottom line - and society too. Productivity matters because it increases tax revenues, improves wages and raises living standards - for everyone.
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Infographic: the leadership value-add to productivity and the bottom line
Productivity is measured by comparing growth in the outputs produced, to growth in the inputs used to produce them. You'll find data sources, and links to further reading, below
Infographic data sources:
- CIPD, June 2015
- UK ONS, July 2015
- Chartered Management Institute (2012)
- Edelman Trust Barometer 2013 and 2015
- Paul Hawken
- Corporate Leadership Council 2008, cited in THE EVIDENCE Employee Engagement Task Force (November 2012)
- headline, HR review, editor, 25/2/14
- Gallup (2006) cited in THE EVIDENCE Employee Engagement Task Force (November 2012)
- The Forton Group
- SHL, 1 Dec, 2004
- Derek Bok
Infographic Designer, Shallu Narula 2015
More detailed reading on engagement
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