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Building the platform for results

In business we tend to equate performance with results. That’s a view that fundamentally flawed and can actually undermine performance. 

Performance versus results 

In the world of elite sport and performance psychology we tend to make the distinction between outcome, performance and process. 

Outcome is the business result, e.g. revenue, profit or market share. In sport this is winning the match, the race or tournament. It’s what we’re competing for, but it’s not under our control 

You’ll hear Olympic athletes saying that they were focused on the process; on giving themselves the best possible platform to get the best result. Rarely does focusing on winning result in winning.  

Building the platform for performance

We can help you to translate your Olympic gold – your vision and mission – into manageable ‘process’ goals, and to understand the mindset and environment  – the platform – that will help you do deliver. 

reach your peak

Get your people’s hearts and minds pulling in the same direction

What is a high performance environment?

Performance is the net result of many factors, but ultimately it’s about creating the environment that encourages and enables the skills and mindsets that align to your strategic objectives.

There’s no silver bullet. It’s about the whole system: the climate that leaders create influencing mindset; how those mindsets are enabled or frustrated; and how the resulting emotional responses influences behaviour.

We can help you develop effective strategies and initiatives, so that all of these forces are working in your favour.

Our Articles 

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 recently, it was with the brief of talking about the science of listening. It's obvious that it’s important...

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...

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...

Developing the Whole Person (The Problem with Personality Types)

If you’ve been in the corporate world for any time at all, it’s likely that you’ll have been on a development programme or training course that included some kind of personality profile.  We’re talking MBTI, DISC, Insights, FIRO and a whole host of tools that measure...

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...

Brexit: “No Regrets” Steps to Change Readiness

There will be winners and losers from Brexit, and the winners will be those organisations that can adapt quickly and efficiently. I propose the following no-regrets steps that, even in the unlikely event that Brexit doesn’t happen, will leave your business better equipped to deal with change.

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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 Toolkit? The...

Developing Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is a key competence for roles requiring leadership, influence & collaboration. Find out how the Apter EMotivation toolkit supports EI.

Where are the emotions in Employee Experience?

I’m a big believer in the idea of providing a great employee experience, but am concerned that it’s becoming another Employee Engagement. An industry, a tick box exercise. An opportunity to sell software.

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