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Moving from a Crisis of Leadership to the Privilege of Leadership & Creating Communities of Care

A Gallup poll found that only 18% of managers demonstrate a high level of talent for managing others – meaning a shocking 82% of managers aren’t very good at leading people.

Part of the problem is that we never take the time to train people as leaders in the human side of the business. Managers are mostly promoted into their roles based on tenure or success with completing tasks. Promoting based on these qualities is unlikely to produce leaders who are good for employees or long-term organizational performance. We need to shift our focus to whether they possess the humanistic skills and qualities of good leadership.

Toxic Workplaces – Ruin Lives 

Not surprisingly, the result of this is toxic workplaces, and it is creating a crisis in leadership. According to research, one in two employees, at some point in their career, leave their job to get away from their manager – solely to improve their overall lives. Think about this fact for a moment: 50% of employees leave their jobs at some point because their leaders are so bad that they’re literally ruining their lives.

Beyond the  Workplace

Research indicated that individuals who were engaged in positive experiences at work and who shared those experiences with significant others perceived themselves as better able to deal with issues at home, became better companions, and became more effective overall in the home environment. This is why leadership can apply in all aspects of our lives. Our foundational courses look at the skills taught in the training through the lenses of leadership, parenting, and committed relationships. 

When we can lead with this philosophy in all of life, we create healthier relationships, teams, and communities, and that is how the Chapman Foundation for Caring Communities accomplishes our mission to strengthen relationships, align teams, and build stronger communities.

We integrate listening, leadership, care, and service to build leaders that transform their families, workplaces, and communities.

To Improve Your Workplace, First Work on Yourself

When team dynamics suffer, success depends on the commitment of each member to careful consideration and growth. Leadership must exemplify listening, empathy, and self-awareness in order for a meaningful transformation that endures over time.

The Data
85%  of Employees Are Not Engaged in the Workplace

This means that the majority of the workforce worldwide is either viewing their workplace negatively or only doing the bare minimum to make it through the day, with little to no emotional attachment. 73% of employees are considering leaving their jobs. To stay on the job, employees need to have relationships with their co-workers, and the work-life needs to be balanced with their personal life.
Low  Employee Engagement Costs Companies $450-500 Billion Each Year

Disengaged workers take less responsibility and ownership of their attitude, behavior, and motivation and drain overall productivity.
Companies  with a Highly Engaged Workforce Are 21% More Profitable

According to Gallup, businesses that scored the highest on employee engagement showed 21% higher levels of profitability. Companies with a highly engaged workforce also scored 17% higher on productivity. Effective communication leads to more productive employees and, through this, to a more profitable workplace. However, we’re not there yet: a recent Interact/Harris Poll shows that 91%  of the surveyed employees think that their leaders lack communication skills. What’s more, almost 1 in 3 employees don’t trust their employers, according to the Edelman  Trust Barometer. That’s pretty alarming, isn’t it?
Good Company Culture Increases Revenue by 4X

Company culture and employee engagement go hand in hand, and a business focusing on employee engagement and improving its company will enjoy the benefits of increased revenue, increased productivity, and increased employee engagement. Forty-seven percent of people actively looking for a new job pinpoint company culture as the main reason for wanting to leave, so if you want to improve both employee retention and profitability, improving company culture should be one of your business priorities.