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In a Nutshell: The Balanced Scorecard


The balanced scorecard (BSC), in its various forms, is one of the most popular and influential management ideas ever developed. According to a 2010 annual survey by Bain & Company, it was found to be the most widely used performance management framework in the world.

Apr 4, 2014

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

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In a Nutshell: Situational Leadership


Situational Leadership® is one of the most well known and widely used models in leadership development training.

Mar 28, 2014

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

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In a Nutshell: The 5 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). The author presents a model for team building that has become one of the most popular among HR and training professionals.

Mar 18, 2014

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

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40 Must-Know HR, OD, L&D Models & Concepts

From a large pool of over 200 Human Resources (HR), Organisational Development (OD) and Learning & Development (L&D) models and concepts, we are highlighting a list of 40 "must-know" business models and ideas across these fields.

Feb 24, 2014

Topics: Human Resources- Learning & Development- Culture & Organisational Development

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A Must-Read HBR Article: How Netflix Reinvented HR


One of Harvard Business Review’s most talked about articles in recent times is “How Netflix Reinvented HR.” It’s a relatively detailed 6-page spread written by Patty McCord, former Talent Director at Netflix (the on-demand movie and TV streaming company that gobbles up nearly one-third of all American internet bandwidth).

Jan 29, 2014

Topics: Human Resources

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How I Hire Series: Wisdom from 80 Thought Leaders


LinkedIn recently released a series of “How I Hire” articles that is well worth the time of any HR / recruiting professional.

Oct 15, 2013

Topics: Leadership- Human Resources- Recruitment & Selection

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The Most Awesomest HR Lady

In a recent post, we listed 10 of the best people to follow on LinkedIn. Not previously mentioned, but deserving her own separate post, is Liz Ryan, the woman with the colourful pencil drawings.

Sep 2, 2013

Topics: Human Resources- Coaching & Mentoring

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20 Most Viewed TEDTalks (Plus 8 Gems for HR Leaders)

TEDTalks have become a worldwide phenomenon. The speaking conference attracts some of the world’s leading thinkers from every field and every corner of the globe, providing the opportunity to share their most important ideas in 5 - 18 minute presentations.

Jun 11, 2013

Topics: Human Resources

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