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The Comedy of Corporate Attachment: Why Your Leadership Style is Like a Bad Rom-Com...

... AND impacts the bottom line!

In the thrilling saga of corporate leadership, it turns out that our workplace relationships aren't so different from the plot twists of a cheesy romantic comedy. Enter attachment styles – the quirky characters that dictate how we relate to our colleagues and bosses, for better or for worse.


Picture this: John Bowlby, the original rom-com writer, introduces us to attachment theory, suggesting that our childhood experiences shape our adult attachment styles. Fast forward to the office, and we've got a whole cast of characters playing out their attachment dramas in the boardroom...and in their personal lives!





Secure Sally feels engaged, supported and purposeful.

First up, we have the Secure Sallys – the heroes of the story. These staff members feel all warm and fuzzy with their leaders, like they're in a rom-com montage set to upbeat music. They're engaged, productive, and loyal, creating a workplace utopia that rivals the happiest of endings.





Anxious Andy is so unclear about his role and the company's goals that he constantly seeks reassurance and can't perform without it!

On the flip side, we've got the Anxious Andys and Avoidant Annies – the comedic foils of the workplace rom-com. Andy's constantly seeking validation from his boss, like a needy rom-com protagonist texting "Are you mad at me?" every five minutes. Meanwhile, Annie's dodging authority like she's in a slapstick chase scene, hiding behind potted plants to avoid team meetings.


Avoidant Annie's life has taught her to run away from authority and she feels disengaged from the company's goals and priorities.

But fear not, dear readers, for there's hope yet! With a little leadership coaching, our protagonists can overcome their attachment woes and rewrite the script for a happier ending. Imagine Andy learning to trust his team without resorting to rom-com-level drama, or Annie embracing vulnerability instead of hiding behind her office fern.



By embracing attachment theory with a healthy dose of humour, leaders can transform their workplace from a dreary drama to a blockbuster rom-com extravaganza. Picture the team-building exercises set to a catchy '80s montage soundtrack, or the heartfelt apologies that lead to tearful reconciliations over office donuts.


In the end, the link between leadership and employee attachment styles is a tale as old as time – or at least as old as that rom-com DVD collection gathering dust on your shelf. So why not embrace the comedy of corporate attachment and turn your workplace into a rom-com masterpiece?

After all, laughter is the best medicine – especially when it comes to office romances.


As experts in the hilarity of holistic corporate leadership coaching, we're here to help you rewrite your workplace rom-com for a box office hit. Contact us today to start scripting your happily ever after – complete with plenty of laughs along the way and boost staff morale and your bottom line!


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