Leadership: What we want and what we get.

Leadership preferences from across the Globe.

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Jul 11, 2016

We all know that Leadership styles and preferences vary greatly across regions, businesses and individuals.

The following infographic from global consulting and recruitment group 'Kelly' has summarised nicely the leadership preferences and satisfaction ratings they found from across the globe, which revealing some interesting findings.

The top 3 of interest for me was;

  • Eight out of the 10 countries who experience the highest levels of leadership dissatisfaction are in Europe, with Italy having the highest rate of dissatisfaction at 36%.
  • The most popular leadership styles are democratic, empowering, empathetic and visionary, with democratic coming out on top and;
  • Forty-eight percent of workers worldwide report they feel inspired by their manager to do their best work, with India having the most inspired and motivated workers.

Using our FEM collective knowledge what do we think?

Is this a reasonably or accurate representation of the attitude to leadership in different countries?

As always, lets share in the comments box below.

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Damian McAlonan

Managing Partner , The Boost Partnership

Damian is a multi-award winning communications professional with more than two decades experience in commercial strategy and advertising roles. He’s held senior managerial and board executive roles at Express Newspapers, United News & Media, WFCA Plc, EMAP and AOL Time Warner. Before becoming Managing Partner of The Boost Partnership he specialised in ‘people engagement’ as Business Advisor for a leading CIPD HR consultancy in the UK. What distinguishes Damian in the field of ‘learning and development’ is his passion for keeping things simple and providing clear explanations for what motivates and drives effective change in people. Damian currently helps a select group of clients uncover how to create their own people strategy that enables them to provide a more productive, engaging and great place to work. He is a contributor to specialist HR, Leadership and Business Management press and Business Mentor for His Royal Highness the Duke of York’s ‘Enterprise Unit’.


Go to the profile of Des McKell
Des McKell over 2 years ago

Thanks for sharing Damian. I'd be interested to hear the views of an intercultural expert as I suspect some of the results may be driven by cultural norms.

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Damian McAlonan over 2 years ago

Thanks for the comment Des - Its an interesting point you raise. Would any intercultural expert like to share their views?

Go to the profile of Valentina Lorenzon CMgr MCMI, MAPM, FIOEE

I agree with you Des. If you take Italy, for example, the high rate of dissatisfaction might depend on the fact that many organisations are still led in a traditional way - characterised by a more directive, authoritative leadership. This often doesn't meet the needs of millennials for a more flexible, collaborative environment.

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Des McKell over 2 years ago

Thank you for your insight Valentina, very interesting.