Nine in 10 employees say that communication issues are the most common cause of poor leadership, according to a study from Interact.

An online poll of around 1,000 US workers concluded that the most common mistakes suggest a lack of emotional intelligence, “including micromanaging, bullying, narcissism and indecisiveness”.

Source: HBR

Lou Solomon, CEO of Interact, says the results point to a failure among leaders to show employees that they are trusted and that their input is valued.

She suggests that leaders need to be aware that healthy communication requires a connection – recognition, meaningful interaction and feedback.

As a leader establishing these connections is vital, otherwise you face the prospect of becoming a ‘liability’, says Ms Solomon.

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