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Self-esteem and strength-based development in the workplace Self-esteem affects virtually every aspect of human lives. However, it is an area often overlooked past the teenage years and especially so in the workplace. In reality it should be no surprise that individuals develop what is called an organisation-based self-esteem; a form of self-esteem focused around their job and organisational experience. This...

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Diversity is good for business, and good business practices foster diversity. In a 2016 report Deloitte set out ‘four global mega-trends’ for the future working world: Diversity of markets Diversity of customers Diversity of ideas Diversity of talent[1] What this report makes clear is that we are in the midst of a seismic shift towards workplace ‘diversification’, and that companies...

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    A year ago – Alice, one of our consultants here at Adaptis took up rock climbing as referenced in her blog post “Black Box Thinking in Action”. Alice talked about the resilience and dedication needed to embrace failure, and not always getting the desired result first time. This ability to react quickly and decisively to challenges, difficulties and...

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At Adaptis we frequently see businesses grappling with two universal challenges: How to successfully navigate this new era of constant change, and how to nurture successful leaders who can thrive (and encourage others to thrive) in such a turbulent environment. In this article we will set out what we believe are the three biggest trends influencing leadership in 2017. We...

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Since January I have, in true ‘new year, new me’ fashion, taken up rock climbing.  This may come as a surprise to anyone who has met me, who will be aware that upper body strength (or physical prowess of any kind) is not particularly my forte.  But I do like a challenge, and so in the first week of 2017...

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As this eventful year draws to a close, in what little time we have between mince pies and mulled wines there is an opportunity to reflect back on 2016 and look forward to what January and beyond could hold for HR and Learning and Development. The last twelve months have seen many interesting and ongoing developments within our industry, a...

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Sir Dave Brailsford is famed for transforming the prospects of British cycling. Prior to 2000 Britain had won only 1 Olympic medal, but today his team includes some of the most celebrated and awarded individuals within the sport such as Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish and Chris Froome. Brailsford’s story is an interesting one. After studying sports science, he moved to...

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Employers in Leeds, Bristol and Guildford facing the challenge of understanding a new working generation are invited to our workshops in December, where you can find out more about the learning and development strategies needed when employing a younger workforce. As more baby boomers head towards retirement, the millennial workforce is increasing and their impact cannot be undervalued. It is...

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As business structures flatten out there is increasingly less room for promotion, with roles being reduced and traditional hierarchies restructuring. Expectations for upwards development remain high within the incoming workforce, however, posing a significant challenge for companies. ManPower reports that 93% of millennials view ongoing skills development as important to careers, highlighting the value they place on continuous development and...

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The Adaptis team and a group of equine-friendly clients spent an enlightening day last week in the stables of the Horse Collective, a unique learning environment which allows individuals or groups to better understand and develop their leadership skills through interaction with horses. The premise is beautifully simple. Horses are prey animals and so they respond to people instinctively, needing...

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