The damage from absentee leadership is far reaching and consequential, with an arguably greater impact on workplaces than destructive leadership.

Quoted by Hogan Assessment Systems as the “silent killers of an organisation”, absentee leaders are unlikely to give their reports direction, avoid performance feedback and fail to engage or motivate colleagues. The result?

– Role ambiguity
– Unresolved conflict
– Increased chance of workplace bullying
– Lack of employee engagement
– Drop in job satisfaction

With remote work increasing the potential for these leaders to slip under the radar, how can these psychologically absent leaders be identified? PCL’s Chief Psychologist and MD, Gillian Hyde, shares her insights with Tom Whiley MCIM for the Edays State of Work podcast.