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Most Popular Tools

Posts under Most Popular Tools focus on some of the most common and useful tools in business – SWOT analysis, Johari Window as examples – to help organise information or articulate insights. See Games & Exercises for tools and icebreakers specific to Brainstorming. Feel free to use the Search bar to scan for relevant tags.

 

Communications Equation

How Communications Works, Step by Step

Stages Examples The Problems After you jump down, use the blue Return to Top button at the bottom right-hand corner of your device. The Communications Equation is an end-to-end sequence
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HALT before a bad decision

Before You Make a Bad Decision, HALT

Worried you’re going to make a bad decision?  If you are, HALT. Of course we’re all like to make a good decision, but sometimes we’re human.  It’d be great if
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Online Collaboration Tools

Best Online Collaboration Tools

Online collaboration tools are improving every day. There are the obvious ones, and less common ones. This article isn’t meant to be a comprehensive list, but rather suggestions from facilitators
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The Trust Equation

The Trust Equation

One tool I use over and over is The Trust Equation. It’s a  simple yet clever tool that yields insights into the four aspects that build – and destroy –
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The Seven Questions of Change Management

There are many questions to consider at the beginning of a Change program. Here are the seven basic questions of Change Management that have always helped me get my head
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The DIfferent Types of NO

Leavitt’s Diamond

How To Run a Workshop Tool Instructions In 1965, the American management psychologist Harold Leavitt developed Leavitt’s Diamond (also known as Leavitt’s System Model) as a methodology to analyse the
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The Johari Window

One of the simplest and useful tools you’ll come across in business is the Johari Window. Devised by American psychologists Joseph Luft and Harry Ingham in 1955 while researching group
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Laddering

Instructions Questions Laddering is a brainstorm technique which analyses the benefits and features of a product, service or issue, and connects those attributes to a target audience’s point-of-view and personal
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The Rule of 3s in Communications (The Message House)

Explanation Instructions This post is #4 in a longer series of articles based on a presentation I gave to the Public Relations Insitute of Australia on “How To Make Your Audience Listen
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Eisenhower Time Management Matrix

Eisenhower Time Management Matrix

Perhaps the best task management tool, the Eisenhower Time Management Matrix organises and priorities tasks into two equal and related attributes – importance and urgency – to help a person
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Levels of Problem Knowledge

In his book The Concept of a Problem, Gene Agre defines a problem as “The gap between the current state of affairs and the desired state of affairs.” In other
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Target Audience Universe

Target Audience Universe

One of the first steps in defining, examining and understanding all potential target audiences in advance of a strategy meeting or brainstorm is to organise them into their spheres of
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