Models for use in leadership, change, projects and management

Management models and theories are tools that help to shape the way we think, manage and run our organisations.

This page lists some of those management models found to be of value by the team at RapidBI.

Jump straight down the page to our
leadership, management and coaching models

UPDATE Jan 2011

Our slide sets have now been updated and include over 400 fully editible management models

[wpcocategory id=”8″]


Management models are not in themselves a solution, but a tool to help develop understanding or a common language. Remember these are only tools, an over simplification of a view of reality in a given context. Tools come and go like fashion.

While we list a great many here, please ensure you research any tool or model prior to applying it in your organisation.

As a coach and consultant I have used many of these to help explain concepts. As a consultant I have used many of these to develop understanding. They are tools, valuable tools. Only use a model if it appropriate to the situation, any model is only a representation of a concept, reality is always much more complex and involves more dimensions than a simple model can infer.

All models are equally valid and invalid – for a model to be effective we need to understand the context in which it was developed and implemented. Just because a model works in one organisation in one sector does not mean it will work in all organisations in that sector… remember a model is just that… a model.


Click on each graphical management model to see the model in full size, or visit the resources page to download a PDF version containing all of these models in one file.

The link shown under many of the models will take you to a page which provides more information about the model, its history and its application. This page is very much a piece of “work in progress”

All of these slides and more are now available as a PowerPoint download. These slides are UNBRANDED for you to use in your presentations.

Instant download of management, leadership and business models PowerPoint slides

Click on a graphic to see a full size version of each management or business model.

16PF – Sixteen Personality Factor – Cattell

Capability Maturity Model

Business Excellence Model

Business Funding Model

Psychometric test
Attitude and competence
Capability model
EFQM based excellence model
Business finance model

Managing Risk

Organization Maturity Stages

Business Planning

Capacity Maturity Model

The Change Arena

Risk and innovation
Organizational development model
Strategic business planning model
Capacity model
Change management

Change Equation

Change – Magnitude -v- Breadth

Change Management Continuum

Managing Change Kubler Ross
Managing Change Kubler Ross
Change management model
The chance continuum

Change Management Iceberg

Coaching – Will – Skill

Complex Ambiguity

Conceptual Model

Change management – under the surface
change curve
Skill and capability coaching model
Dealing with ambiguity
Development model

Conceptual Model

Continuous Improvement Cycle

Core Quadrants

Creativity Cycle

Culture Presentation
Creativity in Innovation
Organisational Culture

Deming Cycle

Debrief Cycle

Developing Consulting Skills

Development Cycle

Development Cycle

consulting model

Development Cycle

Dilts Logical Levels

Dunn Dunn Learning Model

Dynamic Coaching Model


NLP model
Coaching framework
Management effectiveness

Effort Reward Model

Motivation Energy Model

Entrepreneurial Balance


FIRO-B psychometric model
Force field analysis model – Lewin

Goal Setting – Comfort Stretch Goals

GROW Coaching Model

Growing Winners

Growth Cycle Model

Guilford Learning Model

Coaching Model goal setting model
GROW Coaching Model
NLP model
Business and individual growth
Learning Theory

Hertzberg Motivation

Byrd’s Innovation Drivers

Creatrix Innovation Model

Motivation theory
Learning Cycle
Learning cycle
Innovation Paradigms

IT Services Management Model

Johari Window

Kirkpatrick Evaluation Model

Knowledge Transfer Model

Innovation Model
Training Evaluation model – ROI – Return on Investment
Innovation and knowledge transfer

Kolb Learning Styles

Kolb Learning Theory

Kubler Ross Transition curve

Leadership Model – Will-Skill

Learning Delivery Model

Learning cycle
Learning cycle
Managing Change Kubler ross change model
Leadership models
Learning Delivery

Management Cycle

Managing Accidents

managing multiple=

Managing Multiple Change

Managing Risk

Learning Model
Management Cycle
Health and safety, risk and loss control leadership
Risk and Innovation

Maslow Needs

MBTI styles

McGregor Theory X Y

Managing Time

Urgent Important

Noelle Neumann

Motivation Theory
Psychometric test model
Myers Briggs Type Indicator
Motivational theory

Time management

Norman’s Reaction Model

Organizational Effectiveness Under Change

Product Placement – Change

Performance Management System

Performance Management Model

Change reaction model
Product lifecycle
Performance management system
Performance Management

Personal Change/ Transition Curve

Personal Competence Awareness Model

Power Influence Model

Price Quality Model

PRIMO-F Holistic Review

PRIMO-F SWOT analysis model – culture and values

Project Management Cycle

Risk Management / Assessment

Risk Management / Assessment

Spend Effort Model


Project Management model
Risk assessment and loss control leadership
Risk, Innovation

Product life cycle

Client Sales Organization

Scenario Analysis Planning Model

Schamner Change Model

Schein Culture Levels

Service Cycle

Managing Change

Service Delivery

Stakeholder Mapping Model

Strategic Planning Model

Strengths Attractiveness Model

Strategic planning model

Support Challenge Model

Tannenbaun Schmidt Leadership Model

Technology Learning Model

Training Team Integration Model

Transactional Analysis OK

Leadership continuum
TA.. i’m OK you’re ok

Transactional Analysis PAC

Trust Risk Model

Tuckman Team Development Model

Turner Model

U-Curve Presentation Planning tool

TA… Parent Adult Child model
Team development model
Presentation planning curve
RapidBI Diagnostic Process Map

Marketing and strategy

Marketing and strategy
Lewin Change Model
Talent Management – nine box grid Talent Management – nine box grid Lewin Change Model
Kotter eight step change Kotter change model The J-Curve The dynamics of flow – Csikszentmihalyi The map of every day experience
Kotter eight step change Kotter Change Model The J-Curve The dynamics of flow – Csikszentmihalyi Csikszentmihalyi – The map of every day experience
More management models and theories are being added all the time – please visit again soon.

If you would like your description of a model linked here please contact us via the contact button.

Go to copyright statement

Go to top

Click on each graphic to see the model in full size

Visit our articles page or our models & theories section for in depth information on some of these management models and much more.

Management Models and Theories
4 Box Models & Theories 7 Ps – Booms Bitner 7-S Framework – McKinsey Accelerated Learning
Acquisition Integration Approaches ADL Matrix  – Little Ansoff product/market grid ARIMA – Box and Jenkins
Attributes of Management Excellence – Tom Peters Balanced Scorecard BBS Balanced Business Scorecard – Kaplan Norton Bases of Social Power – French Raven Bass Diffusion model – Bass
BCG Matrix – Theories Benchmarking – Theories Brainstorming Theories Break-even Point
Business Process Reengineering BPR – Hammer Champy Capability Maturity Model CMM Change Approaches – Kotter Change Behaviour – Ajzen
Change Dimensions – Pettigrew Whipp Change Management Iceberg Change Model – Beckhard Change Phases – Kotter
Changing Organization Cultures – Trice  Beyer Clarkson Principles Competing Values Framework – Quinn Contingency Theory – Fiedler
Contingency Theory – Vroom Core Groups – Kleiner Corporate Reputation – Harris Fombrun Critical Success Factors
Cultural Dimensions – Hofstede Cultural Intelligence – Early CultureTheories
Culture Levels – Scheinn Deming cycle PDSA – Deming Dimensions of Change – Pettigrew Whipp Distinctive Capabilities – Kay
Dynamic Regression EFQM European Foundation Quality Management Eight Attributes of Management Emotional Intelligence – Goleman
Enterprise Architecture – Zachman ERG Theory – Alderfer Excellence – Peters Expectancy Theory – Vroom
Exponential Smoothing Evaluation – Kirk Patrick Five Disciplines – Senge Force Field Analysis – Lewin
Fourteen Points of Management – Deming Framing – Tversky Theory – Nash Gestalt Theory
Group-think – Janiss Growth Phases – Greiner Hierarchic Organization – Burns Hierarchy of Needs – Maslow
Human Capital Index HCI IC-Rating Intellectual Capital Implementation Management – Krüger Kubler ross change curve
Industry Change – McGahan Industry Life Cycle Innovation Adoption Curve – Rogers Innovation Equation – Byrd
Integrated Quality Management Just-in-time JIT Kaizen change philosophy Kepner-Tregoe Matrix
Leadership Continuum Leadership Styles – Goleman Learning Organization Learning Organization – Senge
Levels of Culture – Schein Levers of Control – Simons Management by Objectives MBO Managing for Value MfV – Insead
Marketing Mix 4P’s 5P’s – McCarthy Nine box models 9 box models 7 s business model
Organic Organization – Burns Organizational Change Organizational Configurations – Mintzberg Organizational Development
Theories PAEI management roles Path-Goal Theory – House PDSA Deming cycle
Performance Appraisal Performance categories – Baldrige Performance Prism PEST Analysis
PESTLE Analysis Plausibility Theory Points of Management – Deming
Positioning – Trout Power Bases – French Raven PRIMO-F – Morrison Product Life Cycle
Product/market grid – Ansoff Reputation Quotient – Harris Fornbrun Result Oriented Management Results-Based Leadership – Ulrich
Theories Risk Management – Theories Root Cause Analysis Theories
Seven Habits – Covey Seven Surprises – Porter Simulation business modelling
Six Change Approaches – Kotter Six Sigma – GE Six Thinking Hats – de Bono Skandia Navigator – Leif Edvinsson
SMART Objectives Theories Stakeholder Management Strategic Alignment – Venkatraman
Strategic Stakeholder Management Strategic Thrusts – Wiseman Strategy Map – Kaplan Norton STRATPORT – Larreche
SWOT analysis System Dynamics / Thinking – Forrester Theory of Constraints – Goldrat
Theory of Planned Behavior – Ajzen Theory X Theory Y – McGregor Theory Z – Ouchi
Total Quality Leadership – TQL Total Quality Management – TQM T-Score Two Factor Theory – Hertzberg
Values – organizational Value Chain – Porter Value Disciplines – Treacy Z-Score – Altman

Go to top


Many of the management models contained in this page are copyright, and are presented here for educational purposes.

The use of this material is free provided copyright (see below) is acknowledged and reference or an active link is made to the web site. This material may not be sold, or published in any form without permission from the copyright owner’s.

Disclaimer: Reliance on information, material, advice, or other linked or recommended resources, received from this web site shall be at your sole risk. Users of this web site are encouraged to confirm information received with other sources, and to seek local qualified advice if embarking on any actions that could carry personal or organizational liabilities. Please retain this notice on all copies..

Go to top

Visit our articles page for in depth information on some of these management models and many more.

© RapidBI 2004, 2007, 2008

All other TM & © acknowledged

Theories (other than RapidBI models & Theories).

Management and Leadership development are importent to you and of course to the team here at RapidBI. We hope you find this information valuable, if you do please tweet or facebook like this page. Thanks

Check Out Mike Morrison's Book on Organizational Development - Theory and Practice, for tools and tips on developing organizations, managers and leaders on Amazon and Kindle

Read more management articles from the team



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
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.


  1. JaneRadriges says:

    The best information i have found exactly here. Keep going Thank you

  2. Tricia White says:

    Models for use in leadership, change, projects and management from @rapidbi