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Jochen Menges

Ideas TED: The dark side of charisma

Dr Jochen Menges, University Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour at Cambridge Judge Business School, says charisma matters when it comes to leadership, but people “should be aware of the power that persuasion can have on us.” Read the full article [ideas.ted.com]…

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HR Zone: The dark side of emotional intelligence

A research on emotional intelligence, co-authored by Dr Jochen Menges, University Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour at Cambridge Judge Business School, is featured in the article. The research found that when a charismatic leader gives an emotional speech, the audience is…

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The psychologist who reminds us that emotions affect our working lives

Do emotions matter in the workplace? Jochen Menges, an expert in organisational behaviour, thinks they matter profoundly for employee performance and behaviour. His research into leadership reveals that charisma has both positive and negative outcomes. Being awestruck by a charismatic…

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Irish Times: Changing attitude can give dull jobs meaning

Family motivation can make a boring job more meaningful, found a study co-authored by Dr Jochen Menges, University Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour at Cambridge Judge Business School. The researchers did their study in a Mexican coupon processing factory and asked…

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Cambridge Business Magazine: Family motivation can re-energise boring work

A study co-authored by Dr Jochen Menges, University Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour at Cambridge Judge Business School, found that people who are motivated by helping their families showed greater energy and productivity at work. “Even though family motivation is unlikely…

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Inc: 5 signs that a charismatic leader is manipulating you

What are the tricks of charismatic leaders? The “awestruck effect” is one of them and could harm companies in the long term, says a study co-authored by Jochen Menges, University Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour at Cambridge Judge. While charismatic leaders…

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Family ties

Stuck in a boring job? Doing it for your family can make it meaningful, finds study co-authored by Dr Jochen Menges of Cambridge Judge. Boredom is a serious and common problem at work. It can make work feel meaningless, reduce…

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Cambridge News: Are you a miserable commuter?

A study co-authored by Dr Jochen Menges, University Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour at Cambridge Judge, says commuters can make their journey to work less stressful by employing five simple strategies. The strategies include “simple rituals” such as checking your calendar…

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Reclamation project for commuters

Five simple strategies can help ‘reclaim your commute’ in order to reduce stress through greater control, says new Harvard Business Review article co-authored by Dr Jochen Menges of Cambridge Judge Business School. Commuting to and from work makes many people…

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Nautilus: The anatomy of charisma

What makes a person a charismatic leader? Jochen Menges, University Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour at Cambridge Judge Business School, says charismatic leaders “put us in awe. And because we admire them so much, we tend to hold back our emotions…

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