Leadership in the news monthly review – November 2016

Business leadership themes reported in the global newspapers in November 2016


Leadership Issues manually searches 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 skills/practice of leadership is back to being the main leadership issue reported in the global news after a period of absence.


Here are the top 4 results:
The Skills/Practice of Leadership (36%)
Leadership engagement (26%)
Leadership Characteristics (15%)
Leadership Development (11%)

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).

Last month saw a dramatic fall in reportage of leadership development from being the leading story in the news in October to fourth place on the leaderboard.

This graph shows the top 5 themes reported in the global news in 2016 and their percentage position on the leaderboard:


The monthly volume of articles on leadership reported in the International news in October was consistent with previous months:

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Leadership Issues editorial  2016