What employees need from leaders


Leadership is a key pillar of organizational success – it’s one of the three “environments” that we capture in assessing organizations through the McBassi People Index®.

There’s a great post on the HBR blog by Cleve Stevens about the 4 needs that leaders must satisfy for their employees: the need to love and be loved, the need to grow, the need to contribute, and the need for meaning.

Stevens argues that meeting all of these needs through the employment relationship is not easy, but when it does happen, “people instinctively play a bigger game, and show up in a more passionate, creative, engaged, and effective way.”

And, of course, every organization could use more of that!


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