There are fewer leaders in today’s workforce, and employee disengagement may be to blame.

According to a recent Gallup survey, only one-third of U.S. managers are engaged with their jobs. What’s more, even less engagement trickles down to their workers thanks to what Gallup calls the “cascade effect”. Could disengagement be threatening the leadership development in your company?

To fill your own future leadership roles, Heather R. Huhman, a writer with, recommends taking four steps to create an environment ready develop the leaders of tomorrow.

  1. Clearly communicate vision
  2. Create a culture of learning and development
  3. Identify leadership strengths
  4. Encourage employees to use their strengths every day

By letting an employee fill a role where they excel every day, they are six times more likely to be engaged on the job. Create opportunities for employees to do what they do best.

Increase Employee Engagement to Build Tomorrow’s Leaders

In order to create your company’s future leaders, improved employee engagement in the present is essential. Read Huhman’s full article to learn how you can start enhancing leadership development in your company. When you’re done, take a look at how a total rewards marketing solution can improve your workers’ engagement.