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Motivation, Emotion and Leadership – Apter Emotivation

Motivation, Emotion and Leadership – Apter Emotivation

The fundamental aim of leadership development with the Apter Toolkit is to enable managers and leaders to adapt their leadership style to meet the needs of their team in a given context. Both of these variables are dynamic and increasing in change and unpredictability, making leadership a complex business. There’s no blueprint for leadership...

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Motivation, Emotion and Leadership – Apter Emotivation

Coaching with Motivation and Emotion – Apter Emotivation

Coaching with Motivation and Emotion Performing at work means dealing with a greater variety of more complex and dynamic challenges on a day-to-day basis. It is, therefore, unsurprising that stress is becoming a more common experience at work. What is the Apter approach to Coaching? The Apter approach is ultimately about helping people to become...

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Employee Voice: Why Listening Matters

Employee Voice: Why Listening Matters

Employee Voice is a term that I've been hearing more of recently, and when I was asked to speak at an event on the subject by the Employee Engagement Alliance, it was with the brief of talking about the science of listening. It's obvious that it’s important to listen to people at work, right? Two-way communication, better decisions, happier...

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What is a Change Agent and how do I become one?

What is a Change Agent and how do I become one?

Ok, so what is a change agent and how do I become one? These two questions came up in a recent conversation I had with a friend who was looking for a new opportunity. My answers based on my own perspective and experience, follow. They may not be textbook-correct, and I’d welcome discussion and debate. What is a Change  Agent? Change Agents...

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Navigating the Emotional Waters of Change

Navigating the Emotional Waters of Change

The Relationship between Emotions and Change Management It's clear that emotions and change management are inextricably linked. How we feel about the change drives our behaviour, which is why you'll often hear people talking about winning "hearts and minds". Yet, the relationship between emotions and change is not typically well understood in...

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New coaching toolkit partnership with Apter Solutions

New coaching toolkit partnership with Apter Solutions

It has been an exciting week this week, with Rob heading to Paris to spend some time with the Apter Solutions team and discuss a partnership that will bring the Apter coaching toolkit to the UK in 2019.The Apter Toolkit, based on Reversal Theory, includes a 'card game' that helps identify and mange emotions and sources of stress, as well as the...

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Developing a strategic change capability

Developing a strategic change capability

The increasing pace, complexity and unpredictability of change means that being able implement change consistently will determine your future competitiveness. A strategic change capability is the extent to which an organisation is equipped to deliver change and its associated benefits again and again. In this article we outline the case for...

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