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Emotivation: A unifying concept for HR & OD?

Emotivation: A unifying concept for HR & OD?

What is Emotivation? Emotivation is simply an idea that connect emotions and motivations, rather than treating them as separate and unrelated. Our concept of emotivation is based on Reversal Theory (e.g. Apter, 2001) which suggests that our emotional experiences are...
What is mindset?

What is mindset?

What is Mindset – And how does it relate to motivation? An awful lot is said about mindset these days.  You must change your mindset on this, adopt a mindset,.. ..for this, for that. Everyone seems to have their own view of what a mindset is, and what kind...
Believe – Perform – Achieve

Believe – Perform – Achieve

Developing High Performance Managers at the Irish Institute of Sport 8Connect Consulting are excited to be supporting ‘the team behind the team’ at the Irish Institute of Sport. We are helping them to be more effective at “managing from the...
Happy High Performance

Happy High Performance

8 Connect’s Rob Robson @ Happy High Performance 2019 Our founder and director Rob Robson recently facilitated a workshop at the inaugural Happy High Performance learning event, entitled “It’s a Paradoxical Life”. He used the Apter framework to...
Personality Typing is Dead (Wrong)!

Personality Typing is Dead (Wrong)!

“TYPING IS DEAD!”, declared Dr Stewart Desson at the Association for Business Psychology conference last week. You might have realised by now that I’m not talking about the mechanisms by which we put words on a page, but how we describe and measure...
New Apter Toolkit certification training dates

New Apter Toolkit certification training dates

Coaching & Development tools that harness the dynamics of motivation and emotion We’re excited to have released new Winter & Spring 2020 dates for Apter Coach Certification training – for coaching & development professionals. What is the Apter...
Developing Emotional Intelligence

Developing Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence vs EQ When we describe someone as Emotionally Intelligent  – or not – we have a pretty good idea what it means, right? But while Emotional Intelligence has become widely accepted as a “good thing”, there’s no valid way of...