Thursday, August 28, 2008

Leadership and mental health

Qualities associated with good leadership include treating employees considerately and truthfully, providing social support and providing inspirational motivation and intellectual stimulation. A Finnish review of the effects of leadership on employee's health and wellbeing found that workers with good leadership were 40% more likely to have low rates of anxiety, depression and job stress. Good leadership was also associated with a 27% reduction in sick leave and a 46% reduction in disability pensions.

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