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A Simple Model of Employee Engagement

Back in 2013, we developed a model to help explain what engagement looks like and, in particular, how it differs from the likes of employee satisfaction. We call it the Effort-Enjoyment Model of Engagement.

Sep 20, 2021

Topics: Employee Engagement- Motivators & Drivers- Business Models ("Nutshell" Series)

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In a Nutshell: 6 Primal Leadership Styles

The Six Primal Leadership Styles, Six Emotional Leadership Styles, Six Resonant Leadership Styles, or sometimes referred to simply as Goleman’s Leadership Styles is a notable framework in the literature on organisational leadership and emotional intelligence...

Nov 12, 2019

Topics: Leadership- Business Models ("Nutshell" Series)

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In a Nutshell: Wheel of Emotions

Robert Plutchik (1927 – 2006) was an American psychologist and professor who received his Ph.D. from Columbia University and was professor emeritus at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Plutchik published numerous books on the subject of emotion and authored or co-authored more than 265 articles.

Aug 30, 2019

Topics: Emotional Intelligence- Psychology- Business Models ("Nutshell" Series)

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In a Nutshell: 6 Attitudes

Spranger identifies six basic “attitudes,” “types,” or “values” that are thought to be applicable across human time and culture. These attitudes can be thought of as lenses through which people view the world, each with a fundamentally distinct value conception.

Jan 1, 2019

Topics: Psychology- Business Models ("Nutshell" Series)

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In a Nutshell: Theory X & Theory Y

Theory X and Theory Y are basic (and opposing) attitudes of management held towards employees. They are general assumptions, in the sense that they are based on the typical worker, rather than all workers.

Jan 1, 2019

Topics: Psychology- Business Models ("Nutshell" Series)

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The 30 Elements of Value Pyramid (A Model By Bain & Company)

Products and services deliver fundamental elements of value. Increasing value occurs when a company’s leadership team recognise the elements of value as a growth opportunity. It is fascinating to think about how your offering stacks up against the pyramid!

Oct 9, 2016

Topics: Smarter Thinking- Psychology- Business Models ("Nutshell" Series)

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Praise & Criticism: Johari Window


The term "Johari Window" is derived from the first names of its creators: Joseph Luft and Harry Ingham. The model was first developed in 1955 and published in the Proceedings of the Western Training Laboratory in Group Development later that year.

May 25, 2016

Topics: Profiling & Assessment Tools- Business Models ("Nutshell" Series)

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Praise & Criticism: The 80-20 Rule


The 80/20 rule or Pareto principle is named after Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto, who discovered in the early 1900s that (among other things) 80% of the income and wealth in Italy was owned by 20% of the population.

Mar 24, 2016

Topics: Human Resources- Business Models ("Nutshell" Series)

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