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The Stress Chronicles (Part 1): Getting to Know the Workplace Epidemic

1983: Stress appears on the cover of TIME magazine, as part of their feature story “The Epidemic of the Eighties,” referred to as the leading health problem in the US. Stress, or rather stress reduction, is a hot business topic. 

Mar 3, 2016

Topics: Human Resources

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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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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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Google Shares Its HR Knowledge With the World


Google, the company ranked no. 1 on Fortune’s list of best places to work for the past 6 years, has decided to share its HR knowledge with the world.

Nov 16, 2015

Topics: Human Resources- Profiling & Assessment Tools

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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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