First-Level Leader Research Study #3

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© Franklin Covey Co. All rights reserved. HABITS OF FIRST-LEVEL LEADERS First-level leaders report that many factors shape their habits. • The top challenges for them include: Keeping employees accountable Keeping employees motivated Work/life balance Managing team communication Dealing with change and uncertainty • 60% of first-level leaders say they feel overwhelmed with their responsibilities at least a few times in a month • Industries in which first-level leaders most often feel overwhelmed: Technology Professional services Retail Are less confident of their ability to think strategically Interact daily with their direct reports Are more likely to withhold critical feedback Are more comfortable receiving critical feedback Are less confident they can deliver expected results Feel prepared to coach and develop their team Feel less prepared to lead their team through change Have more access to leadership training and use it " AVERAGE" FIRST-LEVEL LEADERS " ABOVE-AVERAGE" FIRST-LEVEL LEADERS

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