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6 Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Next Presentation

We all know how important it is to be a confident, impactful, engaging presenter. Because let’s face it – you might be the smartest person in your team, have the best ideas, come up with the most innovative solutions.

Nov 10, 2014

Topics: Human Resources

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5 Mistakes Consultants Make With The DISC Profile


DISC has enjoyed immense popularity and acceptance in HR and among consultants since the late 1980s. With its broad, long-established and passionate fan base, we sometimes find consultants, coaches, and trainers can have a tendency to see people dynamics through the lens of this single tool.

Sep 30, 2014

Topics: Human Resources- DISC Profile

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In a Nutshell: 6 Principles of Influence

The 6 principles of influence (or the 6 weapons of influence) is a phrase coined by psychology professor Robert Cialdini in his 1984 bestseller, "Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion,” which has remained the most popular book on social influence since publication.

Sep 28, 2014

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

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HR L&D Roundup (June-Sept 2014)

In case you missed them, below is a selection of 10 of the most interesting and/or most shared HR/L&D articles that have been trending on social media in recent months from around the globe.

Sep 8, 2014

Topics: Human Resources- Learning & Development

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Time to Split HR: Backlash From Around the Web

In what is undoubtedly the front-runner for The Most Talked-About HR Article of The Year Award, Ram Charan’s recent piece for Harvard Business Review — “It’s Time to Split HR” (Jul-Aug, 2014) — has lit up social media, attracting criticism and analysis from some of the biggest names in HR.

Aug 19, 2014

Topics: Human Resources

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In a Nutshell: Behavioural Interviewing (STAR Model)

Behavioural interviewing does not have any single known originator to whom the method belongs, but seems to have emerged as a popular and widespread approach all over the world around the mid-to-late 1990s. It has since become the “gold standard” interviewing practice for hiring managers and recruiters.

Aug 6, 2014

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

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In a Nutshell: Motivation-Hygiene Theory

Frederick Herzberg (1923-2000) published the “two-factor” theory of workplace motivation — more commonly known as the “motivation-hygiene” theory — in his book entitled “The Motivation to Work” (1959).

Jul 28, 2014

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

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In a Nutshell: Intrinsic Motivation

Daniel H. Pink published the bestselling business book “Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us” (2009), which provides a comprehensive summary of nearly half a century of scientific research on human motivation, and suggests an apparent “mismatch between what science knows and what business does.”

Jul 23, 2014

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

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