Workplace challenges are evolving and becoming more complex, making the role of leaders and how they follow-up their employees ever more essential to good workplace welfare. In 2019, pre-pandemic, mental health issues officially accounted for over 25% of all workplace absence. However, experts agree that this number is understated due the cascade effect that psychosocial factors can have on physiological symptoms, such as back and neck pain which are not reported as being caused by mental health. The rise of spychosocial factors as a driving cause of workplace absence creates new challenges for leaders. Workplaces are known to contribute to the sick leave problem, with leadership practice closely tied to employee workplace health.