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In a Nutshell: The 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.

Nov 14, 2015

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

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Praise & Criticism: SMART Goal-Setting Model


This article is an extension to our "In a Nutshell" series. To read our original overview of the SMART goal-setting model click here.

Nov 11, 2015

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

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In a Nutshell: Time Management Matrix

The time management matrix appears in a variety of different forms, with different words used to describe the type of activities associated with each quadrant; however, the basic concept is thought to have first originated with US President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who said, “What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important.”

Oct 24, 2015

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

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Praise & Criticism: SWOT Analysis


This article is an extension to our "In a Nutshell" series. To read our original overview of SWOT analysis click here.

Oct 20, 2015

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

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In a Nutshell: SWOT Analysis

The SWOT framework was developed by American management consultant Albert S. Humphrey and his colleagues while working at the Stanford Research Institute (now SRI International) during the 60s and 70s.

Oct 2, 2015

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

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Praise & Criticism: The Golden Circle (Sinek)


This article is an extension to our "In a Nutshell" series. To read our original overview of Simon Sinek's Golden Circle model click here.

Oct 1, 2015

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

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6 Thinking Hats: Praise & Criticism


The six thinking hats is Edward de Bono’s most well known model. It is a problem-solving technique used to explore topics, improve the quality and efficiency of decisions, and generate new ideas by examining an issue from a number of different angles.

Sep 14, 2015

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

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In a Nutshell: SMART Goal-Setting Model


The exact origins of the SMART goal-setting model appear to be unknown and remain a subject of ongoing debate.

Sep 12, 2015

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

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