When it comes to keeping staff happy, it is imperative that the people who are in charge are seen as competent leaders. However, how do you spot a leader who is not quite up to the job? Here are the top signs to look out for that indicates your leadership is not going the way it should be:

Leaders are not trusted

If a leader gets angry with one person but is inclined to listen to others, they will create an atmosphere of distrust where employees become afraid to approach the person and employees will start to distrust the leader’s advice.

Leadership that is not earned

Leaders need to be respected and if their positions are not earned then it will be hard for the staff to believe that they are worth their position and that they have not solely been given their promotion because of their relationship with the management above.

Leadership is ignored

If staff are repeatedly ignoring the suggestions and instructions given to them by their leader, the chances are they either do not trust their leader or do not think that s/he is up to the job.

Leaders rarely find agreement

If staff find that they often do not agree with what their leader says then there is a potential problem.  While agreement is not possible 100 per cent of the time, a leader should be able to find agreement with staff more often than not.  If this is not happening, it is time to ask why.

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