But they might have hit a nerve because two-thirds of CEOs admit to not having had any outside advice on their leadership skills, even though they probably should.
It’s been suggested that the financial services industry could be one of the most heavily impacted by ‘the great resignation’ because the industry is so desperately in need of effective leadership to take it forward in a world where people expect more from the companies they work for and with.
We’ve spoken before on the Upfront podcast about why the old ‘dinosaur’ style of leadership is no longer effective (listen to episode one: Out of the blue). There’s a new approach in town and it’s centred on empathy and inclusivity. If you or your leaders are blessed with those attributes either naturally or with the help of a professional coach, it’ll show through talent retention and commercial success.
And if you’re not? Well, we suggest you read on for some friendly outside advice from executive coach Jason Bernic. He joined the Upfront podcast for an inspiring and motivational chat about leadership in financial services (listen to the full episode) and shared some advice he uses to help his clients become better leaders.