Altered technologies, legislation, process renewal and new standards demand from
leaders to use approaches of flexible leadership. Organisations, which consider
employees as an important factor in the introduction of changes, have less trouble in
adapting and facing new and inevitable developments. They also appropriately adapt the
employee management by educating and training key-leaders to use approaches of
efficient leadership, which do not cause diseases in employees and absenteeism from
Health is important for the employee as well as for the organisation, where both of them
hold their share of responsibility for it: employees by strengthening and taking care of
their health, and the organization by ensuring healthy working conditions. Effective ways
of employee leadership prevent employees from taking a sick-leave, when they could
come to work.
The first part of the Master’s thesis presents different types, roles and characteristics of
leaders and their behaviour, which directly influences the style of employee leadership.
Presented are the concept of leadership, techniques and leadership styles, used by
successful leaders, the connection between leadership and absenteeism and how leaders
influence employees. The second part presents the planning and realization of the
research and its results.