Well, according to research by member-based advisory company CEB, one third of employees say they would move job for a better boss.

These figures were taken from the CEB Global Labour Market Survey, based on a poll of around 18,000 employees worldwide, and also indicate that staff in the UK are the most likely to move in the near future. http://www.hrmagazine.co.uk/hro/news/1148357/-employees-boss#sthash.581OCBBX.dpuf

(Not a good news story, given that Horrible Bosses 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_PQhGHnU8Q is sure to be a blockbuster this Christmas!).

But come on! – that’s a larger-than-life Hollywood movie! Let’s look at the real world and the real world workplace.

As the Executive director of CEB's HR practice Brian Kropp explains in response to the survey, “As every manager supervises more people and spends less time with each individual employee, every minute of that time takes on greater importance; a single bad interaction that would have been insignificant in the context of a long-term healthy managerial relationship, becomes a real threat when it is one of the very few things your manager has ever said to you.”

Kropp also adds that the message to employers is that “line managers matter.” However, most important of all, Kropp points out that the best performers don’t necessarily make the best managers so it is vital they are assessed for their people skills and ability to lead others and sit in the driving seat.

These are some of the key qualities a manager needs to have. It can take many years to become a success as a leader.

However, if you are willing to do the work and follow this advice, you can expect to cut that time in half.

None of the 5 tips below are difficult to implement but they are extremely powerful, and if you apply them you will see a step change in your team’s performance.

Here are 5 Top Tips for Leadership Success:-

1. Be bold

You can’t inspire teams with small (or no) goals and you will not create a significant improvement in performance with small goals either.

Aim high and set ambitious goals but not impossible ones. Instil a sense of purposeful urgency.

Be as demanding of others as you are of yourself.

Set high standards and expect the best. Stretch and supportively challenge your team, push their boundaries and get them really thinking about how they can do things differently.

2. Go for respect

Good leaders work hard to earn (not demand) respect from others.

As people we all have a natural tendency to want to be liked. But what happens when this desire to be liked interferes with your ability to lead?

Effective leaders recognise it is more important to be respected by their people than adored.

They practise ‘tough love’ and can make those hard decisions that are needed to secure the future of those around them, including their direct reports. Your people must respect and buy into you as their leader before they buy into your vision!

3. Build confidence

Do your people live up to their potential or live down to your expectations? Build your people up, develop them, give them regular feedback about their performance, show that you have confidence that they can achieve the goals that you have set for them.

In fact, you believe they can achieve way more! If you want above average results then you must first build an above average team. Display your trust in them. Have faith in your people to do great things. Give then the space and time to flourish.

Confidence builds belief and belief delivers success.

4. Lead by example

Leadership is about behaviour first, skills second. You manage things but you lead people.

Act as you would want your people to behave but understand and recognise the subtleties that your role is different from that of your employees. Consider the concept of the ‘shadow of the leader’ – your shadow follows you in everything you say and do. What shadows are you casting?

Every day you are under the spotlight and what you personally do (or don’t do) will set the benchmark for your people. Most leaders speak about the importance of being able to ‘walk your talk’ and whilst this is important, in reality your people will be more influence by what you actually do. Effective leaders have learnt the need to ‘walk your walk.’ We measure ourselves by what we think we’re capable of – others measure us by what we actually do. Lead by action and achievement, show the way, and lead the way.

Get involved, be hands on where possible and appropriate.

5. Find a mentor

You are ultimately responsible for your own success.

Along the way, you will encounter a whole host of obstacles and challenges to be overcome.

Of course you won’t have all the answers, however as a leader, you’ll be expected to.

Your people will be naturally looking to you for direction and decisiveness. So where do YOU turn for support?

Seek out an experienced mentor who can guide you through the landmines that exist in every organisation.

Someone who can coach, challenge and broaden your own thinking; someone whom you can trust and confide in; someone to act as your sounding board and provide you with another perspective.

Need more tips on Leadership Success or for a range of other management and trainer issues from experts?

Visit the new Creativedge free mobile App providing immediate, expert management and personal development tips and advice.

Visit:- https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/top-10-tips/id796349890?mt=8