Healthy Leadership Framework

The Healthy Leadership Framework was developed out of recognition of the impact good leadership and management have on employee wellbeing.

The aim was to identify a behavioural framework that could be used flexibly to support healthy leadership development and help leaders promote positive wellbeing in the workplace.

What is the Healthy Leadership Framework?

HWBInspiration were commissioned to undertake the project, which scoped the relationship between health and wellbeing (HWB) and leadership while exploring the leadership behaviours that enable and encourage employee HWB in the workplace.

The Healthy Leadership Framework has 3 themes:

Within each theme there are leadership and management behaviours that contribute positively to employee wellbeing and leadership and management behaviours that contribute negatively to employee wellbeing. The behaviours were shared widely and voted on publicly to help identify which had the greatest impact, ensuring employee views informed every stage of the project.

How can the framework support you?

The results of this work might support you in a number of ways.

  • Supporting conversations in teams, across organisations
  • Informing training and development programmes
  • Informing organisations HWB strategies when considering workplace health and wellbeing (individuals, teams, managers/leaders)
  • Supporting self-development, identifying ways you already model healthy leadership behaviour at work, and ways you could further develop.

Healthy Leadership Self-Assessment

The healthy leadership self-assessment will guide you through a series of questions to self-assess yourself against the 15 behaviours contained in the Healthy Leadership Framework.

Supporting resources

Healthy Leadership Report

The final report below outlines the research undertaken and the findings, as well as highlighting practical ways you can embed the identified Healthy Leadership Framework in your day to day work.

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One-page Framework Summary

You can also download our one-page summary, which provides the framework and a short overview of its purpose and use in an easily digestible format.

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Ideas for Healthy Leadership Actions

Identify a range of actions you can take to demonstrate healthy leadership.

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Healthy Leadership Behaviour Action Plan

Download our individual action plan to build healthy leadership behaviours.

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If you would like to let us know how you have used it/plan to use it – please do get in touch at [email protected]