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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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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: The Peter Principle


The Peter Principle is named after Laurence J. Peter, a psychologist and professor of education, who co-authored the 1969 book entitled “The Peter Principle: Why Things Always Go Wrong,” with Raymond Hull.

Aug 1, 2015

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

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When Your Job Wants to Break Up With You


Like the toy characters in Pixar’s animated film series Toy Story, imagine what our jobs would say about us when nobody is around. Better yet, imagine being able to have conversations with all the jobs in your company. What would they say?

Jul 25, 2015

Topics: Human Resources

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