It’s the MANAGER

The single biggest factor in employee engagement and your team’s and organisation’s long-term success is the quality of managers and team leaders is the single biggest factor in your organization’s long-term success according to Clifton and Harter’s book, “It’s the Manager”.

Sceptical?  Heard it all before?  Is there really any evidence to back up this claim?

The book is based on years of research by Gallup, a global analytics and advisory firm, and offers valuable insights into the characteristics and behaviours of effective managers. It provides a clear argument as to why it is the manager who ultimately determines the success or failure of an organisation.

Here are some of the key reasons why the manager is so critical to organisational success:


Managers are responsible for creating a culture that encourages productivity, collaboration, and innovation. They are the ones who set the tone for the rest of the team and ensure that everyone is working together toward a common goal.


Employee engagement is critical to organisational success. Managers who are effective at engaging their team members can drive higher levels of productivity, creativity, and job satisfaction.


Managers play a crucial role in developing the skills and talents of their team members. They are responsible for identifying areas of strength and weakness and providing coaching and training to help team members reach their full potential.


A positive work environment is essential for employee well-being and organisational success. Managers who prioritise creating a positive work environment can help reduce stress, improve morale, and increase productivity.


Effective communication is critical for organizational success. Managers who communicate clearly and regularly can help ensure that everyone is on the same page and working toward the same goals.


“In The Strength Finder’s next blog post, we will provide practical advice and insights that can help managers become more effective leaders and create a culture of success within your teams and organisations.

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