Jon Cowell, director at Edgecumbe Consulting Group and Associate Fellow at Oxford University's Said Business School, said that leaders need to care about the people they are leading and they need to talk.
"There is very good evidence that followers do better when they believe their manager is on their side, is looking out for their interests and is trying to support them," he noted.
His comments followed the publication of research by the Edgecumbe Consulting Group, which showed that some senior management teams are failing to inspire confidence in their organisation's managers.
Mr Cowell noted that if staff do not feel they are being supported then they are less likely to remain with a company and give it their best.
Other ways in which managers can help to inspire staff is by issuing accurate, timely feedback, giving workers the resources and the training they need to do their job, and making them feel important and valued for what they do.
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Source: The Sales Director News