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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Emenex Weekly News 29th 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.   The Impact of Employee Engagement on Performance This week’s research comes via Harvard Business Review.  HBR interviewed over 550 business execs from around […]

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Moving out and taking charge

Whilst on a call with my colleagues yesterday, we were discussing our “Take Charge” program, just after I had explained that I would be away for a week because our son is moving out of home!   It suddenly struck me that I had been unconsciously teaching our son to “Take Charge” of his career. […]

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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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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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A Hierarchy of Wellbeing and Employee Engagement, part 2

Last time I looked at the first two levels of Maslow’s hierarchy of Needs and how that could be translated into increasing employee engagement.  This time we’re going to loo at the other three.  Next up … Love and Belonging.  Everyone want to feel that someone cares about them. It’s become clear that in recent […]

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