Emenex News – 13 October

Every two weeks we bring you opinion, news and research on Employee Engagement, Leadership and Organisational Performance, along with some thoughts on practical workplace applications. Editorial: Maintaining Long-term Competitive Advantage During Market Uncertainty While the USA is preoccupied with the looming Presidential Election, here in the UK even Donald Trump cannot drown out the gloomy news of […]

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Where is Your Organisation on the Employee Engagement Spectrum

Employee Engagement is a buzzword that has been around for several years now and has gained varying levels of traction in organisations. From the work that we have done in this area over the last decade we have identified a spectrum of approaches to this issue. Some organisations dismiss Employee Engagement as a ‘soft issue’ […]

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Employee Engagement – Further Evidence

Readers of these pages will know we have followed and admired the work of the employee engagement movement, Engage for Success. In 2012, having collaborated with Bath University, they published an important paper, Nailing the Evidence, citing employee engagement as a driver of organisational performance. Back then (Office of National Statistics – 2011) the UK […]

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Smartphones and Organisational Change

Ever since Apple launched their first smartphone, I’ve always used an iPhone.  Over the years my home and office have becomes adorned with Apple products – computers, tablets, tv.  Everything ‘just worked’ and I was happy with the closed eco system.  That was until last month when I decided I needed a phone with a […]

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Of journeys, destinations and serendipity

  “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.” So wrote Lewis Carroll in Alice in Wonderland, showing his great ability to express profound truths with a few well-chosen words. On any journey, if you just drive any road you come across, you’ll get somewhere – but will you know […]

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Business strategy – this one’s a winner

Well, this past week has been a bit of a whirlwind for me. However, through all the different things that I have had going on, one simple statement made by our car salesman; Jamie, has stuck in my head; “It doesn’t matter what car we sell, we all get the same commission.” I believe that […]

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Emenex Weekly News 15th October

Each week we bring you our views on the latest published news and research on the topics of Employee Engagement, Leadership and Motivation, together with some thoughts on their practical application. A spotlight is being thrown on the employee engagement profession, because there’s a gap. Whilst the most important stated challenge for this year is […]

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Talent Development, Why England Rugby Got Kicked Into Touch

England are out of the rugby World Cup. The right players, the right tactics, the right manager – all are under intense scrutiny right now.  However, one aspect has yet to come under the same spotlight – the talent the manager (whoever they are) has available.  This has nothing to do with whether the England […]

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The Jeremy Corbyn effect – wider lessons?

Does the Jeremy Corbyn effect reflect any of the leadership woes from which industry continues to suffer? With a month or so to go before Labour Party members elect their new leader, the media – across all political persuasions – seems very energised in theses summer months by their reports of Jeremy Corbyn’s leading position to […]

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