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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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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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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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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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In a Nutshell: Emotional Intelligence (Goleman Model)


Emotional intelligence (EI or EQ) is now firmly established in business as a term that, for many professionals, replaces “people skills” and “soft skills.” EI came into the public spotlight when Daniel Goleman published “Emotional Intelligence, Why It Can Matter More Than IQ” in 1995; however, the study of different forms of intelligence began long before the book.
Aug 18, 2015

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

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