As many readers of this blog know, Purposeful Leadership is one of Temkin Group’s Four CX Core Competencies. How do leaders demonstrate this characteristic? By mastering what we call the 5 P’s of Purposeful Leaders: Persuasive, Passionate, Propelling, Positive, and Persistent.
In a recent post, we showed how Purposeful Leadershipaffects the behaviors of employees. We decided to take a look at how the impact differs across ages of employees. To do this, we segmented more than 5,000 U.S. employees into two groups, one that said that their boss demonstrated all five characteristics of Purposeful Leadership (about 55% of the total) and those who’s boss did not.
We then examined the percentage of each group who say that they “always” or “almost always” try their hardest at work. As you can see in the chart below:
- Younger employee are most effected. Looking at the impact of Purposeful Leaders between both groups, we find the largest gap for the youngest employees (27 %-points).
- Older employees try harder. For both groups of employees, the percentage of employees who try their hardest increases with age.
The bottom line: Purposeful leadership is gaining importance.