The qualities of a leader can have a huge impact on staff; if a leader tends to express unreasonable demands, a culture of fear will likely develop which can lead to high turnover. Whereas, if a leader is authentic and trusting, employees are more likely to stay. This is echoed in research by the University of Nebraska. In its study of entrepreneurial leadership, it was revealed that the biggest predictor of whether or not people are happy in their jobs isn’t company culture or office camaraderie, it is in fact an authentic leader. Similarly, Adam Weber, Chief People Officer at Emplify, has defined an authentic leader in his book Lead Like a Human, as ‘someone who is willing and able to be themselves, and leads in a way that feels natural to who they are as a person’. However,...
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