Quality of leadership
People join organizations and leave bosses. They have the tendency to follow, ‘that’s it’ principle when they decide to stay or go either because their employer works or carries out its activities in a way they care about or because the conflict with their personal values becomes too uncomfortable to tolerate and work in that environment. The leadership styles and behaviors fostered and used in organizations have a major impact on the values of the organization and the way it behaves, depending largely on the nature of its workforce.
Leaders play a vital role in total reward management. They exist to get things done through people in a positive manner, ensuring that tasks are achieved and strategies delivered, but also building and maintaining supportive and constructive relationships between themselves and the employees in their team or group, whichever way it works better. They are there to motivate people and indeed to secure engaged performance.