About Mike Morrison

Mike Morrison is a consultant and change agent specialising in developing skills in senior people to increase organizational performance.
Mike is also founder & director of RapidBI, an organizational effectiveness consultancy.

The Four Intelligences of the Business Mind

the four intelligences of the business mind book review

The Four Intelligences of the business mind – by Valeh Nazemoff   This is a short (115 page) book, but it packs some powerful punches. The first truly practical business book applying learning from neuroscience to everyday business. Across seven chapters Nazemoff takes us on a fast paced journey: Your brain, mind and business transformation Finance Intelligence Customer Intelligence Data intelligence Mastermind Intelligence Pattern Recognition Strategy mapping Your … [Read more...]

Fun Friday – weekly office cartoon #256 #ff

RapidBI-Cartoon (256) fun friday

Some Fun for a Friday Office Cartoon I'm not married to my job. I'm waiting for the company to throw me a big expensive wedding!   If you like our fun Friday office cartoon please share with your colleagues or social network. … [Read more...]

Freelance – Five Golden Rules to Consider as a Consultant

Freelance desk

Thinking of going freelance as a consultant? I spend a lot of my marketing time on the LinkedIn platform. I find the groups particularly valuable. Today I commented on a group discussion, and it led me to thinking about the golden rules for freelancing or consulting. As an experienced business adviser and a freelance consultant. I consider five key golden rules for freelance success to be: 1) - never more than 20% or your turnover from one client (its too dangerous & not sustainable) 2) … [Read more...]

Fun Friday – weekly office cartoon #255 #ff

RapidBI office cartoon 255

Office Cartoon Every minute here feels like an hour. Every hour feels like a day. Every day feels like a week. I don't think a time management seminar can fix that.     … [Read more...]

Fun Friday – weekly office cartoon #254 #ff

RapidBI-office Cartoon (254)

  The hard part was finding a wrist watch that tells time in dog years. … [Read more...]

Fun Friday – weekly office cartoon #251 #ff

Fun friday office cartoon 251

  fun friday - "If you weight long enough, people either quit, retire or die. That's my management style"   … [Read more...]

Gamification – #oneword #CIPD #HR

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In 2015 100s of HR professionals were asked a simple question in a survey… in one word describe…GAMIFICATION Participants were invited from the CIPD Members LinkedIn group, the CIPD communities, and the CIPD Facebook group. 613 participated. Of those, over 70% have been in HR for more than 11 years. Not all questions were mandatory The demographics for this were: Processing of one word data. During data analysis, spellings were corrected, and capitalisation resolved. No words were … [Read more...]

Fun Friday Office Cartoon #250

office cartoon fun friday

Why should your lazy left hand be paid as much as your hard-working right hand? … [Read more...]

Change Management – #oneword #CIPD #HR

Chaneg Management - what does it mean

In 2015 100s of HR professionals were asked a simple question in a survey… in one word describe…CHANGE MANAGEMENT Participants were invited from the CIPD Members LinkedIn group, the CIPD communities, and the CIPD Facebook group. 613 participated. Of those, over 70% have been in HR for more than 11 years. Not all questions were mandatory The demographics for this were: Processing of one word data. During data analysis, spellings were corrected, and capitalisation resolved. No words … [Read more...]

Learning & Development – #oneword #CIPD #HR

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In 2015 100s of HR professionals were asked a simple question in a survey… in one word describe…LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT Participants were invited from the CIPD Members LinkedIn group, the CIPD communities, and the CIPD Facebook group. 613 participated. Of those, over 70% have been in HR for more than 11 years. Not all questions were mandatory The demographics for this were: Processing of one word data. During data analysis, spellings were corrected, and capitalisation resolved. No … [Read more...]

Talent Management – #oneword #HR #CIPD

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In 2015 100s of HR professionals were asked a simple question in a survey… in one word describe…TALENT MANAGEMENT Participants were invited from the CIPD Members LinkedIn group, the CIPD communities, and the CIPD Facebook group. 613 participated. Of those, over 70% have been in HR for more than 11 years. Not all questions were mandatory The demographics for this were: Processing of one word data. During data analysis, spellings were corrected, and capitalisation resolved. No words … [Read more...]

Organisational Development – #oneword #HR #CIPD

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In 2015 100s of HR professionals were asked a simple question in a survey… in one word describe…ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT Participants were invited from the CIPD Members LinkedIn group, the CIPD communities, and the CIPD Facebook group. 613 participated. Of those, over 70% have been in HR for more than 11 years. Not all questions were mandatory The demographics for this were: Processing of one word data. During data analysis, spellings were corrected, and capitalisation resolved. No … [Read more...]

Training – #oneword #HR #CIPD

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In 2015 100s of HR professionals were asked a simple question in a survey… in one word describe…TRAINING Participants were invited from the CIPD Members LinkedIn group, the CIPD communities, and the CIPD Facebook group. 613 participated. Of those, over 70% have been in HR for more than 11 years. Not all questions were mandatory The demographics for this were:   Processing of one word data. During data analysis, spellings were corrected, and capitalisation resolved. No words … [Read more...]

Leadership – #oneword #HR #CIPD

one-word-2015-leadership

In 2015 100s of HR professionals were asked a simple question in a survey… in one word describe…LEADERSHIP Participants were invited from the CIPD Members LinkedIn group, the CIPD communities, and the CIPD Facebook group. 616 participated. Of those, over 70% have been in HR for more than 11 years. Not all questions were mandatory. The demographics for this were: Processing of one word data. During data analysis, spellings were corrected, and capitalisation resolved. No words were … [Read more...]

Win Friends and Customers by Lawrence Bookbinder – Book Review

Book Cover Win friends and customers by Lawrence Bookbinder

Win friends and customers by Lawrence Bookbinder This is a small pocket size book great to read on the commute or when traveling. It helps the reader to see below the surface of everyday conversations. The author takes us on a journey through what appear to be everyday interactions and shows us where we may be missing some fundamental opportunities to talk more effectively. this in turn can lead to better customers and repeat business! The book is broken into the following … [Read more...]

Management #oneword #HR #CIPD

one-word-2015-management

One word 2015 In 2015 100s of HR professionals were asked a simple question in a survey… in one word describe…Management Participants were invited from the CIPD Members LinkedIn group, the CIPD communities, and the CIPD Facebook group. 616 participated. Of those, over 70% have been in HR for more than 11 years. Not all questions were mandatory. The response rate for this question was 616 out of the 616 participants. The demographics for this were: Processing of one word data During … [Read more...]

Human Resources #oneword #HR #CIPD

one-word-2015-HR

In 2015 100s of HR professionals were asked a simple question in a survey… in one word describe…Human Resources Participants were invited from the CIPD Members LinkedIn group, the CIPD communities, and the CIPD Facebook group. 613 participated. Of those, over 70% have been in HR for more than 11 years. Not all questions were mandatory. The response rate for this question was 614 out of the 616 participants. The demographics for this were: Processing the Survey Data During data analysis, … [Read more...]

Leadership in the Crucible of Work – by Sandy Shugart – Book Review

leadership in the crucible of work

Leadership in the Crucible of Work by Sandy Shugart Discovering the interior life of an authentic leader In this 233 page book, Shugart takes a different approach to many other leadership authors. “Leadership in the Crucible of Work” neatly houses a collection of essays with thought provoking reflections and questions, all from a real journey of leadership. Who is the author Sandy Shugart? According to the publishers site, Sanford C. “Sandy” Shugart, PhD, stumbled into senior leadership at a … [Read more...]

Leaders Eat Last – an #infographic

Leaders Eat Last - an #infographic

Some weeks ago I had an email asking if I would share an infographic on this blog. To be honest I was too preoccupied with moving countries to properly consider the request. Today whilst looking through some messages I tagged I found the emails, and you know what...? The graphic contained some really interesting stuff. Below is the infographic on leadership Written by the team at Thales, they have published this informative infographic on leadership. They say they have gathered most of our … [Read more...]

Give and Take #cipd14

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