Just four in ten UK employees are satisfied with the quality of leadership in the workplace, according to new research.
The survey of 1,000 staff by leadership firm OPP found that the main cause of dissatisfaction was a lack of trust.
More than two-thirds of workers believe trust is the most important leadership quality, but under a third rate it as their current boss's best skill.
Staff cited trust (69 per cent), being a good communicator (63 per cent) and being decisive (54 per cent) as essential leadership qualities.
An overwhelming 95 per cent of those questioned think leadership skills should be taught, while 75 per cent would like to learn more about leadership techniques.