Finding 1: Higher Leader Wellbeing Links to Higher Leadership Impact
Across the health and wellbeing industry, this study found the psychological wellbeing of leaders strongly correlated with the impact they reported. Leaders who scored high in their mental and emotional wellbeing also reported greater abilities to energize others, maximize the effectiveness and growth of others, and cultivate a positive, collaborative work environment.
The research found that a leader’s psychological wellbeing explained 34% of the leadership impact they reported. Meaning that as the leaders’ individual wellbeing rose, so did their perceived capacity to positively impact those around them.
This finding reinforces the necessity for leaders in the health and wellbeing industry to role model—or walk the wellbeing talk to authentically serve those for which the industry was created.