Leaders worldwide lack vital skills in how to build collaborative relationships.

A fascinating study from the Centre for Creative Leadership of 25,000 global leaders reveal that leaders lack the skills to build collaborative relationships.

This finding applies to Australian leaders as well.

While 91% of regions rated “building collaborative relationships” as a Top 1 or Top 2 capability leaders need, only 18% rated it as a Top 1 or Top 2 proficiency of their leaders.  Why such a significant gap? As our research on becoming a good boss shows, typically individuals are promoted into leader roles because they are strong individual contributors. In many organizations, the ability to build collaborative relationships with peers and external stakeholders simply isn’t often practiced nor rewarded.

Being technically competent is not sufficient; building relationships in order to influence and mobilize is essential for better leadership which invariably means better results.

CCL Leadership Bench Australia

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