Juno Journal March 24'

JUNO Journal: March 2024

News & Views

‘Six surprising leadership stats’

One of my ‘ideas partners’ (yes, I have a small cluster of ideas partners; a story for another edition perhaps) sent me an article last month with ‘53 surprising leadership statistics on training, culture and development in 2024’.

I’d not had the chance to read the piece until the recent Labour Day long weekend here in Victoria. You see I was trapped (in a good way) at home staying alert on bush fire watch as the mercury tried to burst out of the thermometer for 3 or 4 days straight. One of the upsides of my entrapment – reading and reflection time

Among the ‘53 surprising leadership stats’ are these nuggets and gems:

  • From Gallup: While 78% of business leaders report taking the time to actively engage with their employees, less than half of employees believe their organisation’s leadership is “high quality.”
  • Also from Gallup: Managers account for at least 70% of discrepancies in employee engagement scores across all business levels.
  • From DDI: Only 40% of leaders rate their organisation’s leadership quality as “very good” or “excellent” — down eight percentage points since the pandemic.
  • Also from DDI: Developing and retaining future leaders outranks economic and business concerns.
  • From the Journal of Applied Psychology: Participants who underwent leadership training improved their learning capacity by 25% and their performance by 20%.
  • From Science For Work: Employees are less likely to intend to quit, more likely to believe information from their leader and more likely to commit to company decisions when they trust their leaders.

Now we all know what Mark Twain said about ‘statistics’ but hey, they are instructive and insightful to a point – even if it is just to spark some reflection and a conversation or two. And that is my humble aim here.

Engagement, trust, retention, performance, leadership quality, and learning capacity are indeed perennial big ticket items in organisations, and it seems that 2024 is no different.

Our niche at JUNO is Leadership Development and Coaching. Our Programs and our bespoke development capability provide solutions to the challenges of engagement, performance, trust and retention. In turn improving learning capacity and leadership quality.

The added benefit to you in partnering and working with JUNO now is that we are a Certified Social Enterprise – doing ‘business for good’.

I am certain that you have as much if not more access to the latest stats on Leadership and Leadership Development in organisations, so rather than link my ‘53’ article here, I thought I’d close this month with a link to some further information on the phenomena that is a Certified Social Enterprise:


‘Management Tip Of The Day’ – with thanks to HBR

At JUNO we are quite humble about our history, longevity, and our Programs and their impact. Perhaps at times we are a little too humble. According to this Management Tip from HBR there’s risks associated with too much humility…

Beware the Risks of Too Much Humility

‘Humility is a virtue in leadership—but being too humble can backfire. Here are three ways humility can undermine your leadership.

You may be perceived as indecisive. Democratizing every decision-making process can be misconstrued as a reluctance to take a stand, or a lack of conviction in your strategic vision. Don’t defer to consensus all the time. Instead, recognize that true humility isn’t about forfeiting your authority—it’s about confidently wielding it when you have to.

You may hinder your own career advancement. Deflecting praise or funneling all the credit down to your team can erase your own role in your team’s achievements. Dual-promotion, in which you compliment a colleague, peer, or team while also sharing your own personal accomplishments, can be a powerful way to walk the line between humility and confidence.You may be limiting your team’s development. If you worry that delegating work to employees could be seen as oppressive or demotivating, you may actually be depriving them of opportunities to learn and grow. Understand that delegation isn’t strictly about offloading tasks, but rather about expanding your team’s capacity and resilience.’

JUNO Graduations, Mock Interview Workshops & Client Celebrations for the month

Thank you for reading JUNO Institute’s News and Views

We’ve been helping clients and partners, and transforming lives in the process, for over two decades. We are always ready to help you tackle your next challenge. Please get in contact with us at JUNO at any time on anything and everything connected to your Leadership Development and Coaching agenda.

Contact JUNO here: Phone: +61 3 9866 7993; Mobile: +61 4 0854 3320 or send me an email directly at placey@junoin.com.au

Until April, Paul

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