Leadership in the news monthly review July 2016

Business leadership themes reported in the global newspapers in July 2016


Leadership Issues searches manually for articles of interest on business leadership in over 50 leading online international newspapers covering all continents, and posts links on the website and Twitter. At the close of each month, the articles are reviewed and clustered into key workplace leadership themes including: leadership characteristics, environment/engagement, development/succession, innovation/future, technology, practice/skills and diversity.

The subject of leadership engagement dominated the global news last month (July 2016). 40% of the total assessed articles in July were on the subject of engagement in the workplace – – the highest percentage on record for this theme. This graph shows the history of leadership engagement in the global news over a period of 12 months:

leadership engagement

In a remarkable twist, the subject of the skills/practice of leadership went from a record-breaking 53% of the total assessed articles in June to 18% in July. The leaderboard was as follows:

Leadership engagement (40%)
Skills/practice of leadership (18%)
Leadership development (17%)
Leadership characteristics (16%)

This is the third time this year leadership engagement has headed the group.

global news stat 2016

Themes not included in the leader table were to do with diversity, recruitment, innovation/future trends, technology and change (which made up the remaining percentage).

Overall coverage of the subject of leadership reported in the International news dipped slightly:

monthly stats

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Leadership Issues editorial  2016