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Is this Awesome HR Model Fake?

I came across an interesting model that took into account the internal and external factors that influence what we do in Human Resources (HR). That’s particularly relevant during these times (with the health pandemic, global change and uncertainty.) Here’s the problem: I think the model might be fake! Is this even possible? You tell me… 

Apr 6, 2022

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

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The Change Agent’s Role in Creating an Agile Organisation

The traditional enterprise may be deemed hierarchical, sluggish and outdated in the post-pandemic era, but moving to an agile operating model is tough, especially for established large companies. Can organisations really do strategy and execution differently? 

Nov 23, 2021

Topics: General Business- Change & Transformation- Business Models ("Nutshell" Series)

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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

Eduard 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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