Business Coaching – Developing Motivational Speakers

Coaching Motivational Presenters By Mike Morrison   Introduction I received a phone call asking if I was available to coach a pair of TV personalities preparing to deliver a high profile motivational seminar.The pair had been asked to run an event together and the rehearsals were not being as successful as they had hoped.Let's get to know the clients:He had been a presenter on terrestrial TV for some time and a motivational speaker, he was very successful. Let's call him … [Read more...]

How to Write a Mission Statement and Sample Statements

How to Write a Mission Statement and Sample StatementsHow to write a Mission Statement Mission Statement Style Template The Ideal Mission Statement Examples of Mission Statements Copyright Mission Statements A mission statement is a statement of intent for a business or organization. It may be a temporary one setting a strategic goal, or a long term statement.They should be more than a series of buzz words and business jargon strung together. Nor should it be a stiff, bland dictum. … [Read more...]

Why change management often fails to deliver management expectations

Why do most change management initiatives fail? Many of us are involved in change management and yet we often do not learn from previous mistakes as to why change management often fails to deliver. Change happens but we often fail to deliver management expectations.Over the past 15 years The RapidBI team have researched and investigated the reasons why many organizational change and improvement initiatives fail to deliver bottom line results. Indeed many change and improvement initiatives … [Read more...]

guide to employee satisfaction & engagement surveys

A guide to Employee Satisfaction Engagement SurveysA guide to conducting employee engagement and satisfaction survey. This page outlines the key steps and requirements of a successful staff or employee survey.EESS Home - Employee Engagement Satisfaction - Guide to surveys - EESS overviewA guide to conducting employee engagement and satisfaction surveys Employee survey techniques have developed  significantly over the past few years, with web based technologies it is … [Read more...]

Why business improvement fails to deliver

Why business improvement fails to deliver Why business improvement often fails to deliver. This article explores the reasons why so many business improvement initiatives fail to deliver.Over the past 10 years The RapidBI team have researched and investigated the reasons why many business change and improvement initiates fail to deliver bottom line results. Indeed many change and improvement initiatives don't just fail to add to the bottom line, the often suck valuable resources from the … [Read more...]

Training Needs Analysis

Training Needs Analysis Sample templates The links below will provide access to a sample TNA form and an example how the same data can be used for developing personal development plans.TNA Sample data collection form and Sample Output for PDP use Need simple, low cost help implementing TNA's For help in implementing systems like this please Contact us.Costs from as little as £1000 for a whole organisationIndividual needs analysis from just £199.Try one of our management … [Read more...]

Stop Start Continue Change Management Model

Stop Start Continue Change Management Model Introduction to the model - SSCCThe stop start continue change management model is a useful 'quick and dirty' tool for looking at service improvement. It can also be used as a technique for generating ideas, solving problems, and negotiating behavior changes between two groups, individuals, or departments Using the four basic titles (STOP START CONTINUE CHANGE) look at a service or offer and consider each of the actions, top stop elements (or the … [Read more...]

Action Learning (sets) – Reg Revens An experiential learning methodology

Action Learning (sets) - Reg Revens An experiential learning methodology What is Action Learning? Action learning is based upon the concept of learning by reflection (or reviewing) on an experience Action Learning & Action Learning SetsIntroduction to Action learningSo what is Action Learning?A definition of Action LearningAction Learning Set Who is in it?A 'Set' MeetingAction Learning ProjectsParticipating in an Action Learning … [Read more...]

Knowledge Understanding Action

Knowledge Understanding Action Introduction to KUA Knowledge Understanding Action is the principle that RapidBI base all of our programs, products and developments. We recommend that the approach to organizational development and change management follow this simple structure:Knowledge - learn principles, information, behaviours and concepts Understanding - from that knowledge develop your understanding of what is meant and what it might mean. Action - to do - to do something … [Read more...]

Employee Engagement and Satisfaction Models

Research into Employee Engagement and SatisfactionEmployee Engagement and Satisfaction Models, There are many models on the market and each provider claims that their model is based on empirical research. For this I am sure, however for each organization that undertakes this they appear to arrive at different conclusions.So are they all correct or are they all incorrect?The jury is out on this. What we do know is that no two organizations are the same and that the prevailing … [Read more...]

Critical Success Factors (CSF’s) Made Easy. A step by step guide

Critical Success Factors - Analysis How to Determine the Critical Success Factors for your organization Identify>> Determine>> Deploy>> Measure What are Critical Success factors? This article aims to provide a comprehensive overview and application of Critical Success Factors. use the links below to jump to the section of most interest. What are Critical Success Factors (CSF's)?Being practical when using CSF'sAcademic Background/ HistoryTypes of Critical … [Read more...]

Cone of Experience – Dale

Dale's Cone of ExperienceThe Cone of Experience is a visual model meant to summarise Dale's classification system for the varied types of mediated learning experiences.Please read carefully. All is not as it first seems! The original labels for Dale's ten categories in the Cone of Experience were:Direct, Purposeful Experiences Contrived Experiences Dramatic Participation Demonstrations Field Trips Exhibits Motion Pictures Radio, Recordings, Still Pictures … [Read more...]

Career Anchors – Edgar Schein

Career Anchors - Edgar Schein Edgar Schein, widely acclaimed as one of the founders of the field of modern organizational psychology, suggests that every one of us has a particular orientation towards work and that we all approach our work with a certain set of priority and values. He calls this concept our ‘Career Anchors’.A "Career Anchor" is a combination of perceived areas of competence, motives, and values relating to professional work choices.Often, people select a career for all … [Read more...]

Write SMART objectives & Goals

How to write SMART objectives and SMARTer objectives & Goals Welcome to (probably) the most comprehensive SMART objective resource page on the web Writing SMARTer Objectives Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time-based, Exciting, Recorded... or is it?Follow the links or scroll down....History and origins of the SMART objectives acronym - updated Dec 2009 History of SMARTER - updated June 2010Introduction to SMART Objectives and GoalsSMART Variations - updated … [Read more...]

Key Performance Indicators – Sample KPI’s

Key Performance Indicators - Some Sample KPI's Human Resource Key performance Indicators - KPI examplesEmployee Development Key performance Indicators - KPI examplesFinance and Business Key performance Indicators - KPI examplesHealth and Safety Key performance Indicators - KPI examplesEnvironmental Key performance Indicators - KPI examplesKey performance Indicator - KPI overviewGo to our main Key Performance Indicator (KPI) page KPI's in action- Example Key Performance … [Read more...]

swot pestle template

SWOT Analysis and PESTLE Analysis Templates Welcome to the RapidBI web site. To support the official CIPD fact sheets, this page contains two templates for you to use as part of your SWOT or PESTLE analysis. Remember to add the fact sheets and this site to your references. Jump down to the SWOT analysis template Jump down to the PESTLE analysis template Jump down to CPP project and assignment guide The SWOT analysis. The SWOT analysis is a great framework to explore the advantages and … [Read more...]

How to write an internal communications plan and strategy

Internal Communications Plans Just how do we start to write an internal communications plan and communications strategy?Increasingly Human Resources (HR) or Organizational Development (OD) teams are being asked to drive and deliver internal communications, but what is an internal communications plan and how do you go about writing and applying one?Why have an internal communications plan? First we need to understand why it is important to have an internal communications plan. … [Read more...]

nine box grid model

Nine Box Grid - organizational development models - 3x3 grids 9 box management modelsNine box grid models are used to help plot or show performance based on two factors. The grid or nine boxes are used to define behavior or performance. there are many variants, what is important is not to find the "perfect" model - but the best fit for your goals and current/ desired culture.Scroll down for nine box grids used in talent management.Ansoff marketingAn example of a nine box … [Read more...]

business diagnostic instrument

Business Diagnostic Instruments As the business environment becomes increasingly complex, business owners need to have a method for staying ahead of issues affecting their business and for measuring and monitoring performance. The Business Diagnostic Instruments have been designed around a well-tested formula for business success. They require you to make conscious and explicit decisions on the nature and scope of your business, on how uncertainties are to be addressed, how to identify and … [Read more...]

SWOT analysis templates

SWOT Analysis Template Ready to use and apply SWOT Analysis templates. To complement our main - SWOT analysis page.This page contains a variety of SWOT analysis templates for you to use.To save you the effort of copying and pasting from this site, visit our Resource Zone where these SWOT analysis templates can be downloaded.Please visit regularly as we add new material all the time.  SWOT Analysis Template / Worksheet 1 - Try our business SWOT analysis … [Read more...]

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