Liverpool is home to
some of Britain's worst bosses
NEW data from the UK's leading
independent job site, CV Library, has found that 86.4% of workers in
Liverpool have had a bad leader, the 2nd highest of any other City in the
The survey, which asked 1,200 UK workers about their experiences of
leadership in the workplace, found that some of the worst traits of bad
bosses in Liverpool included:- being unprofessional (52.6%), poor
communication skills (38.6%), favouring certain employees (36.8%), having
unclear expectations (26.3%) and thinking they're better than everyone else
(23.7%). Other key findings from the research include:-
► A staggering 93.2% think that strong leadership is important in the
► …with 77.3% stating that they enjoy following a leader.
► BUT, bad leadership can cause employees to become de-motivated, according
to 30.8% of workers in Liverpool.
Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV Library , comments on the
findings:- "Bad management is often cited as the top reasons for
employees becoming stressed at work or worse still, leaving organisations
altogether, so it's no surprise that our findings highlight some of the
repercussions that poor leadership can bring about. Workers want to feel
supported in their day to day job, and often depend on a strong leader to
look up to, approach if things get tough and rely on for help on a daily
basis. Organisations across the City that don't promote best practice when
it comes to leadership will inevitably bear the brunt when it comes to
According to the study, a whopping 72.7% of employees living in Liverpool
believe that they'd make a good leader, with the key reasons behind this
including:- because they're approachable (28.1%), are confident (21.8%), are
good at communicating (15.6%) and are a good motivator (12.5%).
Biggins continues:- "Workers in Liverpool clearly understand some of
the key attributes that are needed to be an excellent leader, having
experienced firsthand some of the best and worst traits that bosses possess.
Finding great leaders can be hard, and local businesses should look to
develop employees that demonstrate the passion, drive and behaviour that is
needed to drive organisations forward in 2017 and beyond."
The research found that the best leadership qualities were: confidence
(52.3%), open mindedness (40.9%), honesty (36.4%), positivity (31.8%),
passion (29.5%), motivational (27.3%), trustworthiness (20.5%).
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