Archive for November, 2013

Employee Engagement: 79% of employees have not heard of it

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November 27th, 2013

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In a recent study of employees across the UK, conducted by Surveylab, a striking statistic emerged: nigh on 80% of those polled had not heard of the term ‘Employee Engagement’.  I picked up on this statistic via Doug Shaw’s excellent blog, and the conversation in the comments at end of his post are worth a read, not least because […]

What women want…..

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November 13th, 2013

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“Most women, if given the chance would actually give up working when they have young children”, so thinks Michael O’Leary from Ryan Air. Our findings paint a different picture; that what women want from life and work is the flexibility to balance their work and home lives. We have also found that women gain similar […]

If most Leadership Development programmes fail, why bother?

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November 8th, 2013

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A recent post by Ray Williams on Psychology Today made a cogent, and provocative, argument as to Why Leadership Development Fails to Produce Good Leaders, suggesting that the focus of development programmes is wrong. Williams offers substantial evidence and data, citing: Failure rates of Chief Executives in the past 20 years (30% of Fortune 500 […]

Tackling stress – is a bowl of fruit really the answer?

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November 6th, 2013

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With ‘Going the extra mile` the theme for this year’s National Stress Awareness Day, it is worth us stopping for a moment and considering what, in fact, that means and in what circumstances it might be good or bad for us. It is also worth us considering the health and wellbeing agenda more widely and […]