[From Barna Update, February 18, 2015]
You've probably heard it said that people don't quit jobs, they quit bosses. It's a common leadership maxim—often issued as a word of warning to those stepping into leadership: a bad boss can ruin even the best of jobs. But is the opposite also true? Can a good boss lead to less turnover? And what are the qualities that employees think make for a good leader—or a bad one?
In a study among Americans in the workplace, Barna Group found that employees are twice as likely to say they have a bad boss as a good one. The research shows the differential impact of good and bad leadership, including morale, productivity and longevity.
(You may wish to reflect on the impact of good and bad leadership in the church.)