With 52% of British workers currently saying their boss is the core reason for their job dissatisfaction, and as we’re heading towards Halloween, it’s the perfect time to get to the root of the employee unhappiness slump that’s ‘possessing’, or rather dispossessing workforces around the UK.

Dr Simon Hayward, CEO of leadership consultancy Cirrus, says, “Many leaders are unsure how to change, and end up focusing too much time and effort on the wrong things. For example, they may continue to set in place meticulous plans for achieving long-term goals and rely on quite hierarchical, command-and-control type management structures to see these plans through.”

Becoming an agile leader

“It is helpful to adopt a more agile style of leadership. It’s important for leaders to have a clear purpose and to define goals. Today’s most successful leaders adopt a more agile approach when it comes to achieving these goals. They ruthlessly prioritise what is most important, devolve decision-making responsibility, and encourage a ‘fail fast and learn’ approach where teams learn from mistakes, move on, and do it differently,” adds Hayward.

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