Eve Poole

BA, MBA, PhD

Eve joined Ashridge from Deloitte in 2002. Now an Ashridge Associate, Eve has taught across the Ashridge portfolio of open and custom programmes and in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Eve's focus is on leadership, learning, emotional intelligence and ethics. Eve was the architect of the Ashridge Leadership Experience and continues her research into accelerated learning. She has a BA from Durham University, an MBA from Edinburgh University, and a PhD from Cambridge University, and has written two books.

Eve’s first degree was in Theology from the University of Durham. She started her career at the Church Commissioners for England before gaining an MBA from the University of Edinburgh, for which she won the Association of MBA’s Student of the Year Award. She then worked for Deloitte Consulting, where she specialised in change management, particularly in the financial services industry. Eve studied part-time for her PhD, graduating from Cambridge University in 2010.

Fellow, RSA

Eve Poole

Publications

Capitalism's Toxic Assumptions

Poole, E. (2015) Capitalism's Toxic Assumptions, (forthcoming) London, Bloomsbury  http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/capitalisms-toxic-assumptions-9781472916792/

Economics' seven deadly sins

Poole, E. (2015) Economics' seven deadly sins. EFMD Global Focus, 1(10). www.globalfocusmagazine.com

A Sacred Duty - Management as Vocation

Poole, E (2014) 'A Sacred Duty - Management as Vocation', Faith Initiative: Embracing Diversity Issue 30 www.faithinitiative.co.uk

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Treat 'em mean, keep 'em keen

Poole, E. (2014) 'Treat 'em mean, keep 'em keen' [online] Progress, issue 2

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Feeling the pressure: The neuroscience of learning to lead

Waller, L., Reitz, M., Poole, E., and Muir, A. (2014) 'Feeling the pressure: The neuroscience of learning to lead', 360 - The Ashridge Journal

The neuroscience of leadership development: preparing through experience

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Waller, L., Reitz, M., Poole, E., & Muir, A. (2014) . The neuroscience of leadership development: preparing through experience. An Ashridge Research Report, April.

Doubting Thomas - Management Guru or Pub Bore?

Poole, E. (2012) Doubting Thomas - Management Guru or Pub Bore?, Sermon preached before the University of Cambridge, Great St. Mary's, 14 October

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The Two Pillars of the Market

Poole, E. (2011) The Pillars of the Market, Faith in Business Quarterly, Book Review, Vol. 14.2, pp. 11 - 12

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Crisis and Recovery

Poole, E. (2011) Crisis and Recovery, Faith in Business Quarterly, Book Review, Vol. 14.3, pp. 7 - 8

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Beyond the Corporation

Poole, E. (2011) Beyond the Corporation, Faith in Business Quarterly, Book Review, Vol. 14.4, pp. 20- 21

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Measured Leadership

Poole, E. (2011) Measured Leadership, programme note from the 2011/12 RSC production of Measure for Measure

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The Church and Her Money

Poole, E. (2011) The Church and Her Money, The Northchurch Parish Lecture, Berkhamsted, May

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The Selfish Capitalist: Origins of Affluenza

Poole, E. (2011) The Selfish Capitalist: Origins of Affluenza, Faith in Business Quarterly, Vol. 13:4, pp. 21 - 22

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God and Mammon: The Church of England and Capitalism

Poole, E. (2011) God and Mammon: The Church of England and Capitalism, CABE, KPMG offices, Salisbury Square

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Management as Sacred Trust

Poole, E. (2011) Management as Sacred Trust, Crucible, January - March

The Survival of Capitalism

Poole, E. (2010) The Survival of Capitalism, Sustaining a Business Recovery Conference, Faith in Business, Ridley Hall, Cambridge, 26 March

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Global Ethical Leadership and the Future

Millar, C.C.J.M. & Poole, E. (2010) Global Ethical Leadership and the Future, in Ethical Leadership, Global Challenges and Perspectives: Theory and practice for scholars and executives, Palgrave MacMillan, pp. 245 - 254

Perspectives: Getting L&D into your DNA

Learning and development is an essential focus for any successful organisation, but is often seen as the job of L&D and HR professionals. Dr Eve Poole explains the advantages of embedding a learning culture into everyday organisational life.

Poole, E. (2010) Perspectives: Getting L&D into your DNA, 360° The Ashridge Journal, Summer, pp. 36 - 39

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Christian Theology and Market Economics

Poole, E. (2010) Christian Theology and Market Economics, Faith in Business Quarterly Autumn, Book Review, 13:3

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The Church on Capitalism

Poole, E. (2010) The Church on Capitalism, Basingstoke: Palgrave

Ethical Leadership in a Global World

Millar, C.C.J.M. & Poole, E. (2010) Ethical Leadership in a Global World: a roadmap to the book, in Ethical Leadership: Global Challenges and Perspectives, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 1 - 14, December

Ethical Leadership, Global Challenges and Perspectives

Millar, C.C.J.M. & Poole, E. (2010) Ethical Leadership, Global Challenges and Perspectives: Theory and practice for scholars and executives, Palgrave MacMillan, December

Spirit Guides

Poole, E. (2009) Spirit Guides, Journal of Leadership Studies, Autumn, 3:3, (209) pp. 85 - 87

Organisational Spirituality - A Literature Review

The jury remains out about the bottom-line relevance of organisational spirituality. This article reviews the arguments made thus far, using those sources most commonly cited as providing ‹evidence’ that organisational spirituality adds value to the bottom line. Having collated the evidence, this article offers some observation about the robustness of this existing ‹business case’. It then offers some preliminary conclusions on the literature review, examining the merits of pursuing a ‹business case’ in this field and identifying some specific questions for future research.

Poole, E. (2009) Organisational Spirituality - A Literature Review, Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 84, Issue 4, p. 577

Spirituality in Business

Poole, E. (2009) Spirituality in Business, Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion, Vol. 6, Issue 1, pp. 77 - 81, March, Book review

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The End of Work? - Theological Critiques of Capitalism

Poole, E. (2008) The End of Work? - Theological Critiques of Capitalism, (Review of Book by John Hughes) Faith in Business Quarterly, Vol. 12, Issue 1, pp. 27 - 28, Autumn

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Organisational Spirituality

Poole, E. (2008) Organisational Spirituality, Association of Business Psychologists Conference, May

Workplace Stress

Poole, E. (2008) Workplace Stress, Christian Association of Business Executives Collaboration Conference, April

Baptizing Management

This paper argues that management practices are more readily portable across the sectors than has often been supposed, while indicating where particular care will be needed in translation. The paper suggests, however, that political pressure for control and an epistemological bias may prove to be management's Achilles heel. Further, it examines some dilemmas in the relationship between the manager and the managed, and queries the profession's outrage at being subject to increasingly overt management. You can download a PDF of the article from here: Baptizing Management

Poole, E. (2008) Baptizing Management, Studies in Christian Ethics, 21(1), 83 - 95.

Through the Eye of a Needle

Poole, E. (2007) Through the Eye of a Needle, Review, Faith in Business Quarterly, (Book review) Autumn

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Organisational Spirituality - Away with the Fairies?

Poole, E. (2007) Organisational Spirituality - Away with the Fairies?, in Dipti, S. (ed) , Performance Management and Culture, Chapter 16, pp. 169 - 177, Hyderabad, Icfai University Press

Crossing the River of Fire

Poole, E. (2007) Crossing the River of Fire, (Book review), Faith in Business Quarterly, 11:2 Summer

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In Praise of Managerialism

Poole, E. (2007) In Praise of Managerialism, SSCE Conference on the Ideology of Managerialism, September

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The Church and Her Money - Virtuous Investment

Poole, E. (2007) The Church and Her Money - Virtuous Investment, Bulletin, Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility (ECCR), September

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Organisational Spirituality - Away with the Fairies? - 2006

An article examining the organisational spirituality phenomenon and its practical relevance for business. The article looks at the business case for spirit at work and suggests how organisations might best take forward any initiatives in this sphere.

Poole, E. (2006) Organisational Spirituality - Away with the Fairies?, 360° The Ashridge Journal, Autumn, pp. 32 - 37

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The Church and Economic Life

A book review examining the Church's responses to economic life since 1945 and looking at the significance of Industrial Mission and organisational spirituality.

Poole, E. (2006) The Church and Economic Life, (Book review) Faith in Business Quarterly, Vol. 10, No. 2, Summer, pp. 33 - 34

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Spirituality and Leadership

Poole, E. (2006) Spirituality and Leadership, International Conference on Organisational Spirituality,University of Surrey, June

Angels Rush In

Poole, E. (2006) Angels Rush In, Faith in Business Quarterly, Vol.10, No. 1, pp. 8 - 10, Spring

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Organisational Spirituality - the Business Case Debate

Poole, E. (2006) Organisational Spirituality - the Business Case Debate, University of Surrey's International Conference on Organisational Spirituality - Spirituality and Leadership, June

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The Church of England’s Views on Capitalism, 1989-2005

Since the collapse of communism, the Capitalist system in which business operates reigns supreme. Its hegemony is drawing ever-increasing criticism. Eve Poole, lecturer at Ashridge Business School, shares her research on the Church of England's responses to capitalism since 1989.

Poole, E. (2006) The Church of England’s Views on Capitalism, 1989-2005, Past, Present and Future: Christian Faith and Business Practice, Ridley Hall, Cambridge

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Prosperity With a Purpose

Poole, E. (2005) Prosperity With a Purpose, (Book review) Faith in Business Quarterly, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 29 - 31

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What I wish I'd known 10 years ago

Poole, E. & Carr, M. (2005) What I wish I'd known 10 years ago, IEEE Engineering Management,December/January, pp. 36 - 39

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If I Knew Then What I Know Now!

In response to the question “What do you wish you had known ten years ago?” the overwhelming answer from senior leaders polled by Ashridge, was “Self-knowledge!” That response prompted the initial design and pilot of Ashridge’s new Future Leaders Programme. The pilot programme and the research on which it was based provide fascinating insight into the issues faced by leaders in waiting and their organisations.

Poole, E. & Carr, M. (2005) If I Knew Then What I Know Now!, 360° The Ashridge Journal, Spring, pp. 46 - 50

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Spirituality as Copernican Revolution

Eve Poole explores the question 'What is spirituality?' In doing so, she identifies seven spiritual virtues: homing, obedience, connectedness, humility, thankfulness, truth-seeking and joy.

Poole, E. (2005) Spirituality As Copernican Revolution, Spirituality In Organisations: The Way Forward, University of Surrey, June (published on line)

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Trade Justice

Poole, E. (2005) Trade Justice, Ridley Hall Foundation, April

On the Use of Language in the Anti-Capitalist Debate

Poole, E. (2005) On the Use of Language in the Anti-Capitalist Debate, Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 59, No. 4, pp. 319 - 325, July

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After the Market

Eve Poole reviews 'After the Market' by Malcolm Brown.

Poole, E. (2004) After the Market, (Book review) Faith in Business Quarterly, Vol. 8, No. 3, Autumn, pp. 7 - 9

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Root of All Evil?

Eve Poole reviews 'Root of All Evil? How to Make Spiritual Values Count' by Antonia Swinson.

Poole, E. (2004) Root of All Evil?, (Book review) Faith in Business Quarterly, 8:1, Spring

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The Virtues in Business

Poole, E. (2004) The Virtues in Business, Ridley Hall Foundation, Cambridge, March

The Invisible Hand Conspiracy: The Case For A Capitalist Theology

Capitalism has been marginalised and silenced in the social and religious debate about morality. This may be because Adam Smith’s ‘invisible hand’ implies capitalists do not need to act morally. In this climate, capitalists may feel they have a licence to misbehave. They are endangered by their proximity to wealth and power, and need help. A theology of capitalism is needed.

Poole, E. (2004) The Invisible Hand Conspiracy: The Case For A Capitalist Theology, Faith in Business Quarterly, 8:4, Winter 2004/2005

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Lifelong Learning - Learning Styles

Poole, E. (2003) Lifelong Learning - Learning Styles, Ashridge Alumni Conference on Lifelong Learning, August.

The Parables for Management

Poole, E. (2002) The Parables for Management, University of Surrey International Conference on Organisational Spirituality, July

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Turning Skyscrapers into Cathedrals - the Parables for Management

Poole, E. (2002) Turning Skyscrapers into Cathedrals - the Parables for Management, University of Surrey International Conference on Organisational Spirituality, July, published on line - ISBN 1 84469 0040

Machiavelli for Management

Poole, E. (1999) Machiavelli for Management, in Finlay, P. Strategic Management, Financial Times Prentice Hall