Engaging Leadership describes a range of behaviours, values and attitudes that, when adopted by a leader, maximise the performance potential of their team. Our published research shows that individuals led by Engaging Leaders experience higher levels of:
Both of these are the key to maximising organisational performance.
Engaging Leadership was developed as a model through the world's largest study of the nature of leadership, conducted over three years and initially published in 2001 by Professor Beverly Alimo-Metcalfe and Dr John Alban-Metcalfe. This original research involved over 6,500 people at all leadership levels of the private and public sectors. It has been widely extended since, to include a range of countries, as well as teams and organisational cultures.
The study was deliberately inclusive by gender, ethnicity and other demographic characteristics to ensure that, unlike typical models, it does not either discriminate against, or unfairly favour, particular types of leader.
Engaging Leadership has been uniquely shown to have a direct cause-and-effect influence on increasing team performance, through longitudinal research using objective measures of success.
Engaging Leaders not only focus on the way they interact with their direct reports, colleagues and line manager, but they also behave in ways that positively influences the effectiveness of the wider department and organisation culture, and lead across traditional boundaries. At the core, Engaging Leaders act with integrity, honesty and consistency.
There are four domains of Engaging Leadership and 14 dimensions, which together assess 98 behaviours. This is illustrated in the model below, which is assessed through Real World Group's TLQ.
A wide range of research by Real World Group and independent studies worldwide demonstrate that Engaging Leadership is the key to:
Our diagnostic tools, consultancy and bespoke research enables organisations like yours to enhance Engaging Leadership and culture to transform your performance. We are careful to focus each of these types of intervention on the specific sector, role and context.
At the same time, from the Board to front line teams, Engaging Leadership is the philosophy and golden thread that runs through all of these. This enables you to link your development activities at different levels in a coherent and flowing pattern.
Talk to us about what your organisation needs, and we'll be happy to assist you in fully engaging your potential.