Leader-Member Exchange Theory

In this article, we’re going to look at the Leader-Member Exchange Theory (or LMX for short). We will assess how it helps us understand interactions and relationships within a business and how they can impact performance.  Background to Leader Member Exchange Theory The Leader-Member Exchange Theory looks to examine the relationships between leaders/managers and their […]

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Gibbs Reflective Cycle

In this post, we will be taking a detailed look at the Gibbs Reflective Cycle.   The tool’s main purpose is to provide a structured/framework from which to learn from experiences that you may have and drive change. As you learn from and reflect on events and experiences, you are able to drive different behaviors to […]

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Inverted U theory

In this article, we’ll be taking a look at the inverted U theory or Yerkes-Dodson Law as it’s otherwise known. We’ll aim to provide:  An understanding of the model,  How it explains the subtle relationship between performance and pressure/motivation The inverted U chart How you can utilize this in a business context. What issues exist […]

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Porter’s 5 forces template

One of the key drivers in the success of a business is the level of competitiveness within the market it operates within. Most businesses recognize that these market conditions drive entrants into the niche and influence customer behavior. Businesses also recognize that behaviors and competition varies over time, the market conditions of today are not […]

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Problem solving model

We’ve discussed problem-solving a fair bit here on this site covering how to use the principles of a problem-solving model, with examples & tools like 8d problem solving, 7 steps problem solving to general problem solving techniques like our 5 why’s template. However, it’s still surprising to see why so many businesses still elect to […]

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