Emenex News – 5 January

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: Turning Common Sense into Common Practice A reviewer of ‘The 4 Disciplines of Execution’[1] wrote “A whole book dedicated to the bleedin’ obvious, focus on the inputs to get the outputs […]

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Find Your Inner Comic to Become a Better Leader

I went to an open mic comedy night last week. It was a quiet weekday evening and the sparse audience consisted mainly of friends of the guys doing a turn. I can’t say I laughed out loud at any point but I had a great evening.  Yes there were some dire jokes, but what made the […]

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How Well Are You Prepared for Your Career Lift-off?

Today (Dec 14th 2015) will mark the first journey by a British astronaut (Tim Peake) to the international space station as a member of the European Space agency, beating over 8,000 other elite applicants from across Europe for one of the six places on the ESA’s astronaut training programme. The selection process included academic tests, […]

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An Unlikely Lesson in Empowerment

A couple of weeks ago I was camping at Durdle Door in Dorset. Britain’s Jurassic coast is a beautiful part of the country and a wonderful place to go walking. Good job I had my waterproofs as the South Coast had its fair share of wet weather that week. Rain I was prepared for, as […]

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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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Lessons from Froome’s Tour Success

The gruelling 21-day, 3,360km Tour De France cycling race finally came to a halt on Sunday 26th July with the rain-soaked ride into Paris and presentation of both the Yellow Jersey for overall winner and the Polka-Dot Jersey for King of the Mountains being presented to Kenyan Born Englishman Chris Froome. Unfortunately the edge was […]

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How Managers Get Squashed

Why do so many new managers struggle? Perhaps my own story of life as a squash professional can help shed some light on the matter. When I was 12 my parents became the management team for Blackheath Squash Club (sadly no longer there). From that moment on I literally lived and breathed the game. I played […]

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