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The Cost of Getting it Wrong and the Value of Getting it Right!

Research suggests that only 49% of managerial appointments are successful.  The cost of poor recruitment decisions is put at up to 200% of salary – and for senior executives, the real cost can be far higher …

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Apter Development and Everest 88- Leadership as an Adventure

The enclosed article first appeared in the brochure at the 25th Anniversary Reunion of the Everest 88 Event which was held at The Royal Geographical Society. Apter were proud to be co-sponsors of the event along with Rolex.

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The Challenge of Effective Collaboration

Collaboration may be the hottest topic in town at the moment as organisations struggle to adjust to the pace of global social, political, economic and technological change. This volatility requires organisations to ... download White Paper

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Leadership Impact - a new perspective

The search for great sustainable leadership is almost as old as the search for the Holy Grail! However after years of research and hundreds of check-lists of capabilities the "perfect leader" should possess, could we have been missing something?

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Strategy Driven Evaluation - identifying the 'pathfinder' talent that ensures change

This article explores the importance for organisations, both at strategic and tactical levels, to have the right people on the pitch in regard to a particular strategic change they are looking to achieve. It identifies the importance of ‘event driven’...

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Market Volatility and Organisations

Whatever the dangers in simplification there is no doubt that making a point clearly and simply can be a potent way of establishing clarity of position that allows for creative conflict, debate and a mutual development of understanding. Such has been the case with the...

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The Performance Equation - What makes truly great, sustainable performance?

Considerations that lie behind building great sporting performance contain lessons often overlooked in organisational and buisness life. All performance depends upon more than talent or capability.

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Be Inconsistent - it's what makes you happy and successful!

Marie Shelton and Steve Carter's article outlines Reversal Theory's Eight Motivational States, and how if harnessed they can help you become "wonderfully flexible, adaptable and capable of personal change".

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Beyond Boundaries - Building yourself a new future through adventure

Tired of battling the recession, feeling you’re banging your head on a brick wall, wondering what on earth you should do with your life? Then it might just be the moment for a little adventure says psychologist and adventurer Steve Carter

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Maintaining Performance in Tough Times

Organisations face really tough times. Responding effectively to this will require more than cost cutting and retrenchment. More critical will be a renewal of the purpose and sustainability of organisations which will be achieved through more audacious leadership.

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Enjoying Stress

We all know what stress is, right? It’s about being anxious, especially too anxious for too long. It’s what we feel when deadlines loom, when we suspect that we are not up to the next challenge at work, when we fear losing our job, when our child is ill. We...

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Make Your Staff Feel Valued

The need for organisations to inspire their employees to want to give their very best performance at work is more pressing and urgent than it has ever been...

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Seeing Employees as Customers

The secret of maximising business success by adopting radical new thinking about employee motivation…

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A Certain Blindness in Modern Psychology

Those of us who are researchers in psychology are privileged to be working on the most interesting phenomena imaginable...

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A Motivationally Rich Environment

With the realisation that it needed to enhance its leadership capability across Europe, SABMiller is working with Apter international to provide a highly innovative approach to management development and leadership...

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The Myths of Motivation

An awful lot of nonsense gets talked about motivation, much of it to people in business and other kinds of organisations by motivational speakers...

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More Serious than Playful

Here’s a scenario you might recognise - a team of hardworking employees, who have already been successful in working together, is given a new set of targets - their toughest yet - by senior management keen to see how much value and profitability can be squeezed...

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Change is Not What it Used to Be

The nature of change ‘There are two things we can say for certain about the future. It will be different – and it will surprise.’

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Mentoring and Motivational Versatility

The present paper is intended as an exploration of the relevance of reversal theory for mentoring...

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