Microsoft Excel: The Bumblebee's six most useful Excel add-ins

BioTeams

There are a plethora of excel add-Ins out there, many of which aim to improve or extend a feature which excel already performs. I am not much interested in these but what I am interested in is add-ins which enable you to do something really useful which you cannot currently do in excel. In this article I introduce 6 excel add-ins which meet this criterion - NodeXL, Solver, Rainbow, Spreadsheet Converter, Crystal Ball and Fractal Maps. Next my top 3 paid excel add-ins.

A Leaders Guide to creating High Performing Teams (HPTs)

BioTeams

1) A team health-check calculator (written in Microsoft Excel ). I am pleased to release a new white paper " A Leaders Guide to creating High Performing Teams (HPTs) ". This 15-page executive guide, aimed at leaders and managers in all sizes and types of organisation, proposes and explains a pragmatic and comprehensive framework for the necessary interventions required to successfully introduce High Performing Teams (HPTs) into organisations.

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The Most Important Trait To Boost Your Productivity

Productivityist

Back in 2011, I took the time to learn new techniques in Microsoft Excel through a course. tasks completed in seconds rather than minutes) in using Excel, a workhorse tool in the corporate world. A specific drug may yield excellent benefits with a 1 gram dose while a higher dose could have terrible side effects. Making sense of that data is much easier if you use a tool like Microsoft Excel. A few years ago, I took the Super Excel course in Toronto.

2015 82

Convert excel spreadsheets into online simulations and dashboards

BioTeams

There are two neat tools you can use to quickly turn excel spreadsheets into online simulations, what-if models and dashboards. Simulate Simulate allows you to import excel models (and also a number of other tools including ithink) and then add a user interface with a drag and drop tool enabling you to add multiple pages with objects such as text, images, sliders and charts before publishing over the web.

2012 53

The River Diagram: Strategic community change management

BioTeams

Next you aggregate the scores of all of the groups to create the River Diagram - this can easily be done in Microsoft excel. I am always on the lookout for good simple visualisation techniques to support change management. Chris Collison has introduced me to The River Diagram - a great strategic tool for moving a community of groups forward via common initiatives and best practice sharing. The River Diagram idea is quite straightforward.

2011 53

A free Leadership Development Benefits Estimator Tool

BioTeams

Here is a simple Excel-based tool which will get you started and which you can easily enhance if you need more. That is good news and it is a comprehensive and excellent 80-page report which is well worth studying. At Dashboard Simulations we have developed a simple Excel-based (Excel) tool which guides you through 3 simple steps to estimate the financial benefits resulting from a specific leadership intervention with an individual Leader.

2014 54

To Connect With Customers, Invest in Yourself First

Small Business CEO

It’ll be a good long-term asset to promote when you’re competing for work. However, one program that all small business owners should be familiar with is Microsoft Excel. Excel can be a real time saver for you and will allow you to focus your attention on the things that really drive entrepreneurs. Once you’ve mastered Excel, it’s worth considering the new project to embark on.

2013 66

Bioteams and the beliefs of high performing teams

BioTeams

We conducted two surveys: the first (using Microsoft Excel ) included twenty questions, which allowed us to cover the 10 areas with two questions per area. Team Beliefs are the fuel which can really energise or kill team effectiveness. Unfortunately this is often the most neglected aspect of a high-performing team initiative. In this article I remind people of the key beliefs of high-performing teams. Background and Introduction.

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