Leadership laws & HR compliance analysis

Leadership: What you need to know

"If you want to build a healthy organization," you have to "start by building a cohesive leadership team," says Patrick Lencioni, author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. Like everything else in life, he says, this is simple in theory but, when put into practice, can be hard. Most successful managers and executives are comfortable dealing with subjects such as business or marketing strategy, financial results or projections, and technology.
However, according to Lencioni, good leaders must also focus on what makes an organization healthy, including:
• Minimal politics and confusion
• High employee morale
• High productivity
• Low turnover among good employees
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Leadership is an essential skill for all supervisors and managers, especially if they are new to the job. Truly successful supervisors and managers don’t “boss” their employees, they lead them. It’s through effective leadership that employees are motivated to perform at their best. It’s through effective leadership that goals are achieved and departments meet productivity, quality, service, and safety standards. In short, developing effective leaders among your managerial and supervisory staff is essential to the success of your organization.
There are no state or federal laws that require you to train supervisors and managers in leadership skills. However, organizations whose management is composed of effective leaders are not only more successful, they are also more likely to be in compliance with laws and regulations, and less likely to attract expensive and damaging lawsuits
Your leadership skills training program should contain, at a minimum, the following elements:
• Concept of leadership;

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