New publication on engaging leadership training

This present quasi-experimental study tested the business impact of a leadership development program focusing on psychological well-being through the satisfaction of basic psychological needs. Based on the concept of engaging leadership and on Self-Determination Theory, the 8-month program targeted midlevel team leaders of a multinational organization. The program was designed in co-creation between senior leadership and the team leaders that participated in the program. Outcomes showed positive business results through significant increases in a preselected key performance indicators and decreased employee absenteeism. Through changes in autonomy satisfaction and intrinsic motivation, the team leaders (N = 14) benefitted relative to a similar control group (N = 52). In contrast, team members (N = 148) displayed no such benefits (download full paper).