Why are high-flyers experiencing such turbulent times?

I recently took advantage of a very competitively priced United Airlines flight to the US after their overbooking of flights ended up in a massive customer relations faux-pas.  You probably viewed the video of security staff dragging a paying customer off their flight in favour of one of their crew that they needed to have in […]

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United we Stand

The terrorist attacks that happened in Manchester and London have seen both the worst and best of human behaviour as individuals have sought to break a people in their so called ‘religious cause,’ so we have seen a coming together of so much good as the crisis unfolded and then as the victims emerged. While […]

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Emenex Weekly News 22nd 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.   Number of UK businesses hits record levels It’s great news to see so many new businesses being created in the UK, but as […]

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Emenex News Weekly – 3rd September 2015

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. Research from Deloitte points to an increasing gap between an organisation’s needs and its workforce capabilities.  People related issues – talent management, career development, […]

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6 Leadership Lessons From Inside Wellington’s Waterloo

After 200 years, there’s still much to be learnt about the Battle of Waterloo and how leadership principles still apply today. A lot has already been written about Napoleon and Wellington and their leadership qualities, but what about the exploits of some of the unsung heroes and lesser known facets that turned the battle? Both […]

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Is this the most powerful phrase you’ll use today…?

Imagine the scene. You’re in a meeting that was called to discuss a major challenge your team or organisation is facing. All the ‘right’ people are present, and there’s no doubting their collective commitment, motivation and desire to resolve the problem. And yet, as the meeting progresses, patience wears thin, voices are raised, almost every […]

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What Our Political Leaders can learn from Business

As the official campaign for the 2015 UK general election is about to get underway on March 30th, it is fascinating to see the jockeying for position that is already taking place. Parties are already declaring that they would not work together under any circumstances, if no majority position is reached and a coalition needs […]

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Training for Trailtrekker – Taking the Tips Back to Business

Oxfam’s Trailtrekker is a 100km charity hike around the Yorkshire Dales that has to be completed within 30 hours.  No mean feat!  Around 300 teams of four people will be taking on the challenge, me included, in August this year.  As I’m no spring chicken (check me out on LinkedIn) I’ve started my training early.  Our […]

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Captain My Captain!

One of my favourite films is the classic Robin Williams movie ‘Dead Poets Society’ in which he inspires his class of ivy-league schoolboys through the triumphs of those sporting heroes who had walked the corridors of his school in years past.  While Williams is a great recent loss to his profession; the memory of his […]

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My personal brand

Last week, the employee engagement movement, Engage for Success (www.engageforsuccess.org), published several presentations from contributors to their industry workgroup debate about the future of engagement. The respective points of view were broad, but most group members were in agreement about the vital contribution that must be made (both allowed and fostered) by employees. If firms […]

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