Are ‘attachment issues’ impacting your leadership style?

Have you ever wondered how attachment styles can affect performance in the workplace? This question is explored in depth in the article “Attachment in the Workplace”  on The Attachment Project. In this article, it asserts that our attachment style can significantly influence how we function and perform at work.

The article begins by introducing attachment theory, which states that people develop certain relationship patterns depending on their upbringing and experiences. It then goes on to explain how early childhood experiences shape our beliefs and behaviours when it comes to forming relationships, both personal and professional.  It further states that these attachment styles can affect our behaviour in the workplace, leading to different levels of performance and engagement

The article then outlines four possible attachment styles which could impact on how well a person performs at work: secure, avoidant, anxious-ambivalent, and disorganised. Each style is associated with its own unique set of beliefs and behaviours which can have a positive or negative effect on one’s performance.

The article finishes with some practical advice for those looking to improve their attachment style in the workplace: develop self-awareness, practice healthy relationships, learn effective communication and problem-solving skills, and seek professional help if necessary. It outlines ways in which understanding our own attachment style can help us better navigate our working environment.


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Overall , this article provides an insightful look into how our attachment style can shape our performance in the workplace. It is a must-read for anyone looking to make meaningful changes in their professional life

By understanding your own attachment style, you can develop strategies to help you effectively manage relationships and achieve success at work. This article is an invaluable resource

Examining one’s own attachment style can provide insight into why certain conflicts arise between colleagues, as well as what strategies might be employed to ensure a more effective team dynamic. It has implications for those in leadership positions too; managers, business owners and supervisors are encouraged to understand their own attachment styles so they can better relate to their subordinates and lead them with greater effectiveness.

This is an excellent resource for anyone looking to gain a deeper understanding of how their own attachment style affects their interactions – both positive and negative – in the workplace. Ultimately, understanding one’s self is key for any leader who wishes to foster an environment of collaboration and success amongst their team members.

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This article summary was created by Eleanor Shakiba

Eleanor is a leadership trainer, success coach and people skills expert. She helps managers and business owners build thriving teams and organisations, using tools from Positive Psychology. She's trained more than 60,000 people during her career as a corporate trainer and professional development consultant. Her mission is inspiring talented people to become leaders who make a difference.