Positive Leadership Presentation for Healthy Working Lives
Positive Leadership Event Hugh Sweeney Healthy Working Lives (HWL) Corporate Lead
HWL Overall Goal Healthy Well Managed Engaged OrganisationsWorkforces •High Performing Resilient Workforce •Enhances Productivity Contributing to: •A Well Functioning Society •Better Economic Performance
HWL Business Case• Enhanced reputation for organisation and higher level of client satisfaction• Reduction in sickness absence/ improved attendance and staff turnover• More motivated and productive workforce• Increased sales and/ or production• Reduction in number of accidents at work
Aims of Event• Consider the lessons of research on the impact of leader behaviour on employee health• Introduce delegates to the Values of Positive Leadership™• Review the impact of a selection of the Values of Positive Leadership™ on leader behaviour• Illustrate how the Positive Leadership approach can help you build a high performing workplace where employee motivation and job satisfaction is also high
THE LINK BETWEENPOSITIVE LEADERSHIP AND HEALTHY WORKING LIVES
Gavin Hastings OBE • 61 Caps for Scotland – Captain on 20 Occasions • Captain of The British & Irish Lions 1993• Inducted into the International Rugby Hall of Fame 2003 • Director of Positive Leadership Limited
WARNINGYOUR BOSS MAY BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH!
The costs of badbosses are HUGE • To employees• To the business
The Effect of Bad Bosses Employees with ‘abusive’ bosses are more likely than others to: Slow down or make errors on purpose (30% v 6%) Hide from their bosses (27% v 4%) Not put in maximum effort (33% v 9%) Take sick time when they are not sick (29% v 4%) Abused employees are three times LESS likely to makesuggestions or go out of their way to fix workplace problems University of Florida research
1/6 of Scotland‟s workforce experience a mental health problemCost to Scotland‟s employers = £2m per day Cost of sickness absence in UK Civil Service c£890 per staff member per yearStress costs (health care, missed work) more than $300 billion pa in USA
RESEARCH CONCLUSIONSBAD LEADERSHIP• INCREASES HEART DISEASE• PROMOTES MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN• FOSTERS SICK LEAVE• INCREASES ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION• LEADS TO STRESS OR EVEN BURNOUT
BUT……….Worksite Health Promotion and Worker HealthIncentive Programmes are 2 key Fitness Trends in 2011 per ACSM
Happy staff aremore productiveGreat workplaces make more money
IN THE USA BETWEEN 1998 AND 2010, THE AVERAGE ANNUAL RETURN ON THE S&P 500 WAS 3.83%.THE AVERAGE ANNUAL RETURN ON THE „GREAT WORKPLACE‟ COMPANIES WAS 10.06%.
IN THE TOP 5% OF BUSINESS UNITS FOR EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT, 71% HAVE ABOVE AVERAGE PERFORMANCE COMPARED TO JUST 29% FOR THOSE WITH EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT IN THE BOTTOM 5%.
GOOD LEADERSHIP IS ASSOCIATED WITH A 27%REDUCTION IN SICK LEAVE AND A 46% REDUCTION IN DISABILITY PENSIONS. EMPLOYEES WITH GOOD LEADERSHIP ARE 40% MORE LIKELY TO BE IN THE HIGHESTCATEGORY OF PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING.
RESEARCH CONCLUSIONS POSITIVE LEADERSHIP (BEHAVIOURS NOT STYLE)• REDUCES SICK LEAVE• INCREASES ATTENDANCE• REDUCES ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, STRESS AND BURNOUT
THERE IS A CLEAR RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LEADER BEHAVIOURS AND EMPLOYEE HEALTH, WHICH IS A PRE-REQUISITE FOR GOOD PERFORMANCE.
A LEADER‟SBEHAVIOUR HAS THE GREATEST IMPACT ON PERFORMANCE WHEN IT IS UPBEAT. GOLEMAN, BOYATZIS, MCKEE
THE TOP 10 LEADERSHIP BEHAVIOURS ESSENTIAL TO ALL (ACCORDING TO THEHEALTH FOUNDATION) ARE:
1. IDENTIFIES AND NURTURES TALENT2. CAPITALISES ON AVAILABLE TALENT3. MATCHES DEEDS TO WORDS4. INSPIRES FOLLOWERSHIP5. COMMITTED TO INNOVATION6. UNITES STAFF AROUND THE VISION7. PERSPECTIVE8. FACILITATES ACCOUNTABILITY9. CELEBRATES SUCCESS10.COMMUNICATES WELL
The UK’s 100 ‘most trusted’ organisationsenjoy a 40% difference in their financial returns over their nearest competitors. Best Workplaces UK 2011
Exerting Leadership is thesurest route to joy (other than going fishing)
THE TOP WAYS TO FIND JOY AT WORK• IDENTIFY LONG TERM PERSONAL PURPOSE• BE AN ENTREPRENEUR FROM ANYWHERE• DISCUSS THE IDEA INFORMALLY TO FIND OTHERS FEELING THE SAME WAY• GET A „BIG NAME‟ TO ENDORSE GIVING IT A TRY• NEGOTIATE OUT OF DEMANDS THAT DON‟T CONTRIBUTE TO THE GOAL• FIND EVERY SUPPORTER A TASK, NO MATTER HOW SMALL• WIDEN THE CIRCLE OF THE INFORMED• REMAIN POSITIVE• KEEP COMMUNICATING AND COORDINATING• SHARE THE JOY OF SUCCESS TO MULTIPLY THE BENEFITS
The greatest danger for most of usis not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it. Michelangelo
THE FUTUREBELONGS TO LEADERSWHO WANT TO WIN, WITHOUT EVER LOSING TRACK OF THEIR OWN VALUES.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEENWINNING AND LOSING ........
LEADERSHIP ISABOUT ACTIVITY, NOT ABOUT POSITION
Being aware of yourself and howyou affect everyonearound you is what distinguishes a superior leader.
“Groups become great only when everyone in them, leaders andmembers alike, is free to do his or her absolute best.”“The best thing a leader can do for a Great Group is to allow its members to discover their greatness.” Organising Genius / Warren Bennis and Patricia Ward Biederman
VISION• VISION BEGINS WITH ONE PERSON BUT IS ACCOMPLISHED BY MANY• TODAY‟S ACTIONS BUILD TOMORROW‟S ORGANISATIONS• IF PEOPLE DISAGREE WITH THE VISION, IT IS OFTEN BECAUSE THEY HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THE PERSON WHO CAST IT!
EXCELLENCE/Five Or LessWords To The Wise4 most important words: “How can Ihelp?”2 most important words: “Thank you!”2 most important words: “I‟m sorry.”5 most important words: “Did you tellthe customer?”
EXCELLENCE/Five Or Less Words To The Wise2 most important words: “Good try!”3 most important words: “At your service.”4 most important words: “How are we doing?”4 most important words: “How was Mary‟srecital?”2 most important words: “Let‟s party!”
EXCELLENCE/Five Or Less Words To The Wise1 most important word: “Yes.”4 most important words: “Thank Jim inaccounting.”2 most important words: “Great smile!”1 most important word: “Wow!” 1 most important word: “EXCELLENT!”