Leadership Essentials: Supporting
Numerous studies suggest that when people feel supported at work they are more productive. There are numerous ways that leaders can provide support, but proactively looking after the health and safety of your team, finding ways to make the workplace more fun and upbeat, and ensuring that no-one is bullied or harassed are all important.
‘Leadership Essentials: Supporting’ provides an overview of why a safe and enjoyable working environment is essential for leadership capability and includes ‘Top Tips’ on how supporting your team can help you become a better leader.
The Essentials leaflet is supported by three Spotlights that look at supporting in more detail to help you improve your leadership skills:
Fun and Humour
Bullying and Harassment
"One of the criticisms I’ve faced over the years is that I’m not aggressive enough or assertive enough or, maybe somehow, because I’m empathetic, it means I’m weak. I totally rebel against that. I refuse to believe that you cannot be both compassionate and strong."
Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand (2018)
"Having fun at work improves productivity, increases morale, and enhances relationships. Enjoying what you do increase work-life satisfaction, prevents burnouts, and reduces stress."
Andrew Tarvin, Chief Humorist of Humor That Works