Why do so many business executives have so little confidence in their leaders?

13 Mar 2020

Why do so many business executives have so little confidence in their leaders?

Our Leadership Confidence Index throws light on the current state of business leadership.

88% of organisations agree the accelerating pace of change in the business environment will continue to increase.

So, how well are companies and, most crucially, their leadership, prepared? Do they inspire the confidence to thrive?

The answer to those questions are in the Odgers Berndtson Index of Leadership Confidence, a global survey.


Odgers Berndtson Leadership Confidence Index

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From our survey of nearly 2000 board members, executives and senior managers from every major market, including many CEOs, only 15% of executives are actually confident in their leaders to deliver.

Which clearly leaves a large majority lacking confidence in their leaders, including the all-important CEO.

Watch our find out more about the state of leadership confidence, and crucially, what can be done to bolster it. Including three clear lessons to get on the right foot on leadership and turn low confidence from an obstacle to a competitive advantage.


The Odgers Berndtson Index of Leadership Confidence also covers these issues:

  • How the CEO can make or break talent acquisition
  • Why a leader’s track record is no guarantee of future success
  • How leadership is being redefined
  • The keys to securing the right talent
  • The three clear lessons for today’s boards and C-Suite teams