Five Signs You Work For A Truly Great Leader

Jacob Morgan
1 min readFeb 22, 2024

By 2030 we are going to have over 200,000,000 million leaders around the world. These are people who are in some capacity responsible for the lives of others at work. Traditionally this was a role that was simply designed to enforce controls while extracting as much as possible from the people who worked at the organization.

There was no discussion of engagement, health and well-being, work life balance, or flexible work programs. These are all relatively new concepts at work.

Today, most of us work for a leader, but how do we know if the leader we are working for is truly great?

Over the years I’ve worked with, advised, and interviewed over 2,000 leaders around the world, most of them CEOs. I’ve noticed a few common qualities emerge from leaders who are truly great, meaning they are able to drive performance, unlock the potential from their teams, and put people first.

These are the 5 signs you’re working for a truly great leader.

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Jacob Morgan

4x Best-Selling Author, Speaker, & Futurist. Founder of FutureOfWorkUniversity.com. Exploring Leadership, Employee Experience, & The Future of Work