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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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Praise & Criticism: ADDIE Model


The ADDIE model is virtually synonymous with instructional design or instructional systems design (ISD). Instructional design is the discipline concerned with the design of training programs (both online and classroom).

Mar 1, 2016

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

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Praise & Criticism: NLP


The field of NLP as a whole has been shaped by the combined efforts of a large number of contributors, however the original co-creators can be clearly identified as Richard Bandler and John Grinder.

Feb 20, 2016

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

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In a Nutshell: Strategic HR Business Partnering (Ulrich Model)

As a business function, HR has undergone perhaps more introspection and debate about its title, role, structure, and value than virtually any other department in the annals of business.

Feb 19, 2016

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

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In a Nutshell: ADDIE Model


This article is a extension to our 'In a Nutshell' series. Click on the following link to view our original article on 40 Must-Know HR, OD, L&D Models.

Jan 30, 2016

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

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Praise & Criticism: Hierarchy of Needs (Maslow)


Abraham Maslow (1908-1970) was an American professor of psychology who played a major role in laying the theoretical foundations of the "humanistic psychology" movement that emerged in mid-20th century.

Jan 27, 2016

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

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Praise & Criticism: Five Dysfunctions of a Team



"The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable" (2002) is a bestselling business book written by Patrick Lencioni in the form of a parable (a narrative with fictional characters used to convey its main points).

Dec 6, 2015

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

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In a Nutshell: 7 Habits (Covey)


The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (1989) by Stephen Covey (1932-2012) is one of the highest-selling business/self-help books ever written.

Dec 5, 2015

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

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