The summary of evidence provides an
overview of the topic area. It provides definitions and common understanding around the topic, the importance of addressing the topic at work, and then a summary of the literature (both practitioner and academic) aimed at addressing the topic at work.
We have reviewed and summarised some of the strongest academic research around healthy leadership. All studies included have been published in peer-reviewed journals and are systematic reviews and meta-analyses of leadership behaviours and competencies which influence employees' health and wellbeing outcomes.
Included below is the strongest practitioner evidence relating to healthy leadership. The most recent and relevant practitioner evidence has been summarised below. The papers are presented under two headings: Reviews of healthy leadership and leader/manager interventions.
A range of tools and guidance documents which aim to support managers to employ behaviours which promote the health and wellbeing of their employees. They can be used by managers and by practitioners considering how to support, train and develop managers to be leaders who promote the health and wellbeing of their employees.
A range of tools and guidance documents which support leaders to employ behaviours which promote the health and wellbeing of their employees. These resources have been designed to help practitioners develop an organisational approach to healthy leadership.
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