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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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Smarter Thinking: The Socratic Method

Just as the scientific method is one of the most prominent tools associated with science, the Socratic method is one of the foremost tools associated with critical thinking. This article is part of the Smarter Thinking Series, which includes a range of mental models and tools to improve general decision making, business acumen, and critical thinking.

Jun 26, 2017

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

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

Flicking through the September issue of the Harvard Business Review, I arrived at a page with an attractive model resembling Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, produced by Bain & Company.

Oct 9, 2016

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

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15 Books Every HR Pro Should Know


This list includes books that have been selected because they are either extremely popular, frequently referred to, or groundbreaking in business literature. Every HR, OD professional, and management consultant should at the very least be aware of their existence, if not well-versed in their ideas and theories.

Jun 15, 2016

Topics: Human Resources- Culture & Organisational Development- 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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