BLOGS AND REPORTS

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Read all the latest thought-pieces and reports on the subjects of leadership, neuroscience, mindset, employee engagement, culture change and communication from Minerva Engagement.
6th March 2018
Steps to a growth mindset

3 steps to achieving a growth mindset in your organisation

How do you bring Growth Mindset to life, or make it real within an organisational setting, is a question we are often asked? Whilst there are […]
14th February 2018

Mindset – Be the Change You Want to See

As I have increased my knowledge of neuroscience and mindset over the past few years and started to further develop my personal leadership practice I have […]
15th January 2018

Are media portrayals of leadership reinforcing negative stereotypes and expected behaviours?

Just as the latest study, research and academic wisdom around leadership, particularly the importance of calm leadership, is cutting through the noise and beginning to land […]
15th December 2017

Time to think about thinking

Neuroscience is providing new knowledge around thinking which is challenging some of our long-held beliefs and providing valuable insights into the origins of our own behaviour […]
16th November 2017

The science behind behaviour and why it matters to business (and life)

What we think we know about behaviour and what it is to be human is constantly evolving thanks to neuroscience.  Knowledge of the brain, how it […]
7th October 2017

Can valuing employees add value to a business?

It runs contrary to the prevailing business philosophy of the past 30 years, but Bob Chapman has found that taking over companies without sacking anyone who […]
4th September 2017

Motivating Change

What insights can neuroscience and emotional intelligence provide to inform the successful implementation of organisational change? As specialists in change and engagement, the fields of emotional […]
29th August 2017

The neural basis of engagement

Understanding how the brain works delivers valuable insights into improving engagement and unlocking individual and organisational potential. Employee engagement is described using a variety of colourful […]
19th July 2017
why it shouldn't matter when a great leader leaves your organisation

Why it shouldn’t matter when a great leader leaves your organisation

It’s a problem that affects some of the best businesses, and it can hit hard. What happens when a leader is so successful that everything comes […]
2nd June 2017
Engaging leaders place greater emphasis on EQ than IQ

Leaders, understanding how the emotional brain works is the key to effecting real change

Traditionally leadership theories have focused on the rational IQ based functions when it comes to facilitating improved individual and organisational business performance.  Yet, increasingly, research demonstrates […]
18th May 2017
Autonomy unlocks employee potential

Autonomy – the Key to Unlocking Employee Potential?

Autonomy is not something regularly discussed at leadership level. Certainly there is an understanding of the importance of feedback, the need to cultivate strong employee engagement […]
24th April 2017

Internal communications – bringing it all together

Evolving social communications platforms have done a great deal to streamline internal communications in business, yet some organisations still find that their multi-part systems break down […]
15th March 2017
Leadership and neuroscience

Leaders…Is Your Bad Mood Affecting Organisational Performance?

There is now well-documented evidence from the field of neuroscience, to prove that how leaders behave and present themselves has a real and long lasting impact […]
19th February 2017

Fitting the story to the team

A recent article in Harvard Business Review looks again at the importance of storytelling, breaking down what makes a good story to reveal a number of […]
21st January 2017

Step back to keep employees from feeling overwhelmed

Businesses around the world are experiencing problems with poor employee engagement because of an overwhelming work environment, according to the latest Global Human Capital Trends report […]
23rd December 2016
Life lessons from a lobster

Life lessons from a lobster

I was intrigued recently by a headline that read “how do lobsters grow?” It was something that I could have easily skipped over, thinking, as an […]
7th November 2016

Identifying problem workplace behaviours

Everybody knows that bad behaviour in the workplace can lead to long-term problems, and most good managers like to nip it in the bud. However, how […]
10th October 2016

What the Invictus Games teach us about employee engagement

There was a time when soldiers returning from war with permanent disabilities were simply left to their fate. Since the 1940s, they have been able to […]
1st September 2016

The Implications for Leaders Facing Uncertainty and Division of Opinion in the Workplace – A Post EU Referendum Analysis

Executive Summary This report looks at the impact of major change, uncertainty and division of opinion in the workplace and considers the implications for leaders.  It […]
10th August 2016

In a situation that divides opinion within an organisation what questions should we be asking?

Neuroscience dictates that we, as humans dislike change, and in particular, we dislike uncertainty.  Whilst the leaders of the country continue to grapple to establish a […]