How successful leaders provide for the six basic psychological needs
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Our brains have been addicted to safety, belonging, esteem, autonomy, and self-expression, and learning to deal with boundaries for millions of years. Successful leaders provide for these six basic needs, making their employees happier in the process. Leadership styles and management theories do not penetrate below the surface portion of a brain programmed for group survival. Investing in these basic needs gives rise to an innovative organizational culture that is orientated towards people, results, and management. This leads to satisfied employees, more innovation, less sickness absence and stress, greater commitment, employees who go the extra mile for each other, and solid performances.
Successful leaders give their employees the responsibility they can handle. Employees whose basic needs are less fulfilled are less able to handle responsibility.
Research shows that leadership influences an organization’s performance. Effective leaders build a culture that collectively pays attention to:
- people (cooperating, open attitude)
- performance (vision and goal setting)
- change (innovation, own development), and
- management (clear frameworks and rules).
Leadership simultaneously depends on the context of the organization and the specific instruction given to the leader. In our leadership assessment, we consider these insights when identifying the candidate.