Organizational leadership in Canada still needs improvement

Learn about the relationship between organizational leadership and organizational performance in this report from the Conference Board of Canada.

Canadian organizations still find themselves struggling to bridge the leadership gap, according to The Conference Board of Canada’s research.

Key findings:

  • Strong and effective leadership positively impacts organizational performance and work cultures.
  • Developing top talent and building leadership capacity have become strategic priorities for Canadian organizations.
  • 37 per cent of survey respondents said their organizational leaders were highly effective compared to 29 per cent of respondents in 2001.
  • 31 per cent felt their organizations were highly effective at building leadership capacity, up slightly from the 2001 survey at 26 per cent.
  • Only 14 per cent of respondents said their organization’s leadership capacity to implement major change was excellent.


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