Date Added: Jan 2011
HR professionals see leadership as an important area of organizational functioning and development. The majority (63.2%) see leaders as having a lot of influence over their organizations success, with only 2.5% reporting that they have very little influence. Leadership does have its downside, however. When not properly utilized, leadership can have many negative effects. HR professionals have witnessed good people quitting and a lack of morale (91.7%), employees' skills not being utilized (87.2%), feuding staff members (68.3%), and failed projects (60%). Three quarters (76%) have also witnessed a disconnection between the organization's goals and its employees' work.