Leadership can make or break a company. The way teams operate and how much they accomplish is most often a direct reflection of the team’s leaders.
If not, I bet you’ve wondered if bosses are self-aware to the way they work, the way they makes people feel, or whether or not they are effective at their jobs.
Here’s the reality: Most leaders may never know.
Treeveo is a Barcelona-based startup company that is passionate about leadership and project execution. They recently conducted a survey to analyze the state of leadership in Spain called ¿Cómo Es Tu Jefe?
This survey tested many different scientific functions of leadership and its effects on their organizations. The Typeform survey was based on the widely acclaimed Full Range Leadership Model consider dimension of leadership that include articulating vision, providing a model, managing expectations, monitoring progress, intellectual stimulation, etc. After collecting and analyzing the data from more than 600 submissions from all over Spain, they found some interesting comparisons about leaders from different regions of the country.
Some of the main findings of the survey include findings like:
“Catalan leaders are, on average, more visionary than leaders from the rest of Spain”
“Leaders from Spain are, on average, more intellectually stimulating than those from Catalonia.”
“Since our product helps to develop the leadership skills of our users, we were naturally curious about how well the current leaders in Spain are doing. We just want to help leaders get better. That led us to this experiment, and ultimately to some interesting conclusions,” says Jeroen Kemperman, co-founder and CEO of Treeveo”
The survey questions were based on ten main dimensions that reflects the profile of the leaders:
- Similar across regions in reward/punishment: Leaders in Catalonia gives 64% feedback whether you are performing well or poorly, compared with 61% from the rest of Spain.
My boss provides feedback whether I perform well or poorly
- Articulating a vision: 52% of Catalan leaders inspire others by sharing the mission and values that they believe will lead the company to success. Compared with only 44% of leaders in the rest of Spain that demonstrate this ability.
- Providing a model: 55% of Catalan leaders “lead by example” which means that they are consistent between what they say and what they do providing a role model to the company’s whole environment. Compared with 52% of the rest of Spain.
- Group process: This means that 51% of Catalan leaders create a sense of belonging in the group. Their employees feel part the team. Compared with the 48% of the rest of Spain.
- High Expectations and Strategy Formulation: On average, 78% of Spanish leaders have high expectations for their employees to accomplish their goals.
- Individualized support: 61% of Spanish leaders show empathy and concern for their followers to help them learn, grow and become more effective in their jobs.
- Intellectual stimulation: Only 54% of Catalan leaders challenge their employees to proactively create and go beyond what is expected. Compared with the 64% from the rest of Spain.
My boss asks questions that prompt me to think
- Outcome monitoring: On average, 58% of Catalan leaders inspire their employees to improve and learn from their mistakes.
- Path-goal: Only 57% of Catalan leaders help their followers by making the career acceleration path clear and easy to follow. Compared with the 62% of the rest of Spain.
This article has been posted by Hector Manzano from Pomer.co