Management Training, Management Development and Business Articles and Resources

Management Training, Management Development and Business Articles and Resources

Welcome to our online resource for students, managers, trainers and developers. 

This pages is the gateway to many of the articles and
resources that the RapidBI team have developed.

For free management development
resources and free leadership resources follow the links in the table below

If using our content for intranet sites or for study assignments please provide a link to this page and quote our copyright.  If you would like written permission to use content in newsletters please ask – we rarely refuse.

NEW – to enable us to keep up with changes to the site we have introduced a new area where all new management articles will be published. Over time we will re-locate all of these pages. This new area includes a comprehensive search facility so will be easier to use – please bare with us during the transition.

Diagnostic tools, employee surveys, PowerPoint and training activity packs

Main Pages:

skills – Pech Kucha

Pecha Kucha is an innovative approach to designing and delivering engaging presentations

Deep Dive Organizational Development technique

Deep Dive is a rapid and practical approach to product development and problem solving

Holistic Organizational Diagnostic Tools
Find out what using a holistic approach can offer you and your organization

Write a Mission Statement

How to write a mission statement for your business

Action Learning

Action Learning and Action Learning Sets (ALS) were popularized by
Reg Revens this page summarizes his approach and ideas.

Business Transformation

Increasingly the term Business transformation is being used without understanding what it means. this article explores the basic

PRIMO-F – Business Growth Model

The PRIMO-F business growth model, a holistic approach to organizational development

Management Models


100+ Management Models – a page full of graphical management models, 9 box grid, 4 box model grid, 2×2 matrix, 3×3 matrix, cycles etc. covering organizational growth, leadership, coaching, change management, business etc.

Critical Success Factors

What are Critical Success Factors and how to use them

Corporate Social Responsibility CSR

How does Corporate Social Responsibility impact smaller businesses

Best Practice and Good Practice

Great words but what do they really mean?

Psychometric Personality Testing

What psychometric testing is and how to use it

Career Anchors

A powerful tool to help individuals understand their career strengths

Business Values

how to use values to create an effective organization

Learning Styles

Want to be a more effective learner? Here is a summary of the main learning style theories and application

Organizational Diagnostics and development

This page explores the importance of effective organizational diagnosis

Intelligent Purchasing for OD
Do you need to purchase training or consulting services? This page will help you on your journey

How to write an internal communications plan – Do you need to write a communications plan? this page will give you a few ideas

Managing Change
Change management is one of those things that many talk about but is rarely implemented well.

Force Field Analysis
The Force Field Analysis is a decision making tool.

Employee Engagement & Satisfaction Models
There are many Employee Engagement and Satisfaction Models on the market, this page outlines some of the differences and asks does it really matter which one you use?

Organizational development – scanning the Business Environment – a
diagnostic technique

Why do this – is it just a waste of time or is it sound business sense?

Porters Five Forces

Michael Porter’s five forces is a model used to explore the environment in which a product or company operates

Key Performance Indicators

Key Performance Indicators and Critical Success Factors are terms often used in business but what do they mean? See our page on

KPI examples

Force Field Analysis

The Force Field analysis is a valuable tool in any decision making process

Personal Development Plans

Need to develop a Personal Development Plan – all you need is here

Continuing Professional Development or CPD

CPD has been around for some years, now the need for personal responsibility is ever increasing

Learning Logs

We have had requests for material to complement our PDP and CPD pages… here it is

Glossary of Business and Training Terms

Need to know the meaning of a business phrase or term – this is the place to start our terms dictionary and general glossary

Change Management

Understanding the impact of psychology on change in organizations

Write SMARTer objectives

Description on how to write SMART and SMARTer objectives for individual and business performance

The PESTLE Analysis

The PESTLE analysis – a powerful tool for exploring the external environment of an organization

SWOT analysis

The SWOT analysis – a powerful tool for exploring the strengths of an organization

Consulting Skills – for internal and external consultantsDo you use consulting skills as part of your offer? This page will help you on your journey

Knowledge-Understanding-Action – An overview of our powerful approach to organizational Development

Ansoff Product/ market matrix
An introduction to Igor Ansoff’s model for planning product and marketing strategy

Talent management
Using nine box grids for identifying talent in your organisation.

Whitelaw’s Circle of Evaluationnew
Whitelaws circle of evaluation is a model developed to aid the evaluation of training and learning and development interventions

Strategic analysis
Strategic analysis is a frequently discussed term – but what does it mean?

Miller’s Magic Number Seven 7
Miller showed a number of remarkable coincidences between the channel capacity of a number of human cognitive and perceptual tasks.

Knowledge Understanding Action – a model for development
Knowledge Understanding Action is the principles that RapidBI base all of their programs, products and development upon.

More being added all the time… go to Management articles
or Mini management

Resource Zone – download free material

Access to our free downloads

Life Coaching Article

Coaching Article

Coaching Article – Sport Performer

Coaching Article

Business Coaching Motivational Speakers

Coaching Article

Business Coaching Director CEO

Coaching Article

Coaching Videos

Coaching Articles, in video format

Please note – some of the content pages here are under development. We have a rolling program to write and develop much of our content.

Our Development Strategy

Our strategy is to create the page – add some limited content and then to research the area appropriately. Only when we have enough and validated information do we commit to our usual full resources pages. We hope that the page you are looking for is complete and are not put off if your required content is not yet fully available – as they say its all work in progress.

The RapidBI team welcomes your feedback, comments and thoughts on our current or future material. If you have content you would like to have included here please contact us – full recognition will be provided.

RapidBI only produce material on this site which is in use in our practice with clients either past or present, hence the organic nature of our content. All content is checked as practical. Academically robust – yes – but as applicable in the ‘real world’ as we can make it.  All forms, templates etc have been used and work!

Developing the developers Knowledge-Understanding-Action Change Management Coaching Motivational Speakers Scanning the Business Environment BIR – Business Diagnostics Mission Statement Continuing Professional Development Holistic Organizational Diagnostics PRIMO-F – Business Growth Model Organizational Diagnostics and development Resource Zone KPI examples Mike Morrison Coaching Sport Performer Porters Five Forces Force Field Analysis Business Coaching Psychometric Testing Glossary of Terms Creatrix – Innovation Inventory Action Learning Coaching Business Transformation Career Anchors Train the trainer Learning Styles SWOT analysis Micro sites Consulting Skills Product/ market matrix Mike Morrison Management Models Personal Development Plans Talent management Key Performance Indicators Coaching Videos Corporate Social Responsibility Critical Success Factors The PESTLE Analysis Executive coaching Learning Logs Best Practice Internal communications SMARTer objectives Life Coaching Business Values Intelligent Purchasing Deep Dive technique

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