"According to the Gallop Economic Confidence Index, American's confidence is on the rise for a fifth straight month, however, unemployment continued to rise to 8.6 percent, indicating confidence will fall again unless improved"
Gallop, February 2012
"Recession-weary employees, while grateful to have a job amidst rising unemployment, openly admit that they will need to look elsewhere when the time is right with 51% seeing no career advancement opportunities in their current roles and 43% believing they must leave their organization to advance to a higher-level job."
Towers Watson, 2010
"Top 3 reasons to seek employment elsewhere: 48% say due to loss of trust in the organization; 46% say due to lack of transparent communications; 40% say due to being treated unfairly or unethically by employers."
Deloitte LLP Ethics & Workplace Survey, 2010
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In UP, Joan writes, "It is not so much about doing better; it is about being better. Leadership is not done, it is lived first through personal leadership of one's self.
Personal leadership is the development of ever-expanding views, skills, experience, knowledge and abilities aligned and utilized to lead ourselves well, so that we can lead others well."
A 2010 study by Towers Watson cites "employees are seeking leadership who connect with the workforce on an emotional level. They want a leader who is trustworthy, cares about the wellbeing of their employees and is highly visible."