Elaine Jacob

Enlightening Minds

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Create a Circle of Safety for your team

Simon Sinek describes what he calls the “Circle of Safety” with this simple story: A lion used to prowl about a field in which Four Oxen used to dwell. Many a time he tried to attack them; but whenever he came near they turned their tails to one another so that whichever way he approached them he was met by

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Who-Luck 😃

In Great by Choice, Jim Collins talks about something I love – Who Luck!! Or return on Luck in chapter 7. He alludes – everyday our lives have the possibility of changing dramatically. This is because of the decisions we make, or the decisions others make favorably towards you. The chapter opens with a grueling, heart wrenching story of two

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The Great Reset

We will re-emerge from this unfathomable moment in time, but not as we were before. Despite our instincts to endure this crisis and return to “normal,” history has shown us that tragic events—war, famine, disease—alter us in fundamental, irrevocable ways. Perspectives shift. New beliefs and mindsets take shape. Behaviors and customs evolve. This is true of human beings, and it’s

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The Generous & Connected Leader

So I have alway had a very different idea of entrepreneurship – I believe entrepreneurship is an opportunity to change the world. We all see something in the world that frustrates us, it challenges us, it keeps us up at night, or wakes us up early – because it is like a dog with a bone – that thing –

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What Is Resilience and Why Is It Important for Success?

Have you ever wondered why some people remain calm in the face of adversity, while others crumble? People who are able to effectively navigate the highs and lows of life have what psychologists call resilience, or an ability to effectively bounce back from adversity. Whenever you come across a difficult situation, you have two choices: you can either let your

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13 Things Mentally Strong People don’t do!

13 Habits of Mentally Strong People Mentally strong people have healthy habits. They manage their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in ways that set them up for success in life. Take a look at these 13 things that mentally strong people don’t do so that you too can become mentally stronger. Whether they are working on improving their health or getting

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An Environment Conducive for Growth

When I was much younger, I found myself in a job situation where the environment wasn’t conducive to growth. This frustrated and discouraged me. I had always been focused on growth and improvement. I might not have always had an official plan for growth, but I was continually pursuing  growth. Now I found myself in a place where growth was

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Why Leadership?

People ask me all the time – Why have I dedicated my life to Leadership Development? And truth be told I ask myself this question all the time!!! Like why would I want to be the one to be banging my head on the wall to tell your there is different way, please, please, please. Telling you that Leadership is

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Average is for losers!

You have only one choice!!! Exceptional!!! So are you? Are you doing everything you do at an exceptional level!!! Stop looking around you – there are too much average around!!!The days of Conformity, average, standard – are OVER!!! Exceptional Wins 😁 Remarkable Wins😁 You in your Uniqueness -Win!!!😁 What is it that you do in the world – and at

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Cultivate Team Creativity

BOOK SUMMARY: Creativity Inc-Ed Catmull Toy Story 2 was initially destined for a direct-to-video release. But the passionate crew assigned to the movie rebelled, insisting that their work was being devalued, and that only A-level, theatrical release product should bear the Pixar name. Monsters, Inc. began as the story of a 30-year-old, unemployed accountant who sees monsters that no one

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Creating Wow Customer Experiences

When their customers come first, companies can thrive even as consumer critiques explode on social media and as the economy stagnates. The proof lives at corporate culture pioneers Zappos.com, Southwest Airlines and The Walt Disney Co. These highly successful enterprises offer different philosophies, management strategies and lessons that can be adapted and applied to smaller businesses. But the underlying keys

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Twelve Principles For Managing Problems Positively

1. Don’t underestimate.  We must avoid the temptation to underestimate the seriousness of problems that on the surface may appear slight. Problems are like a pregnancy. They will grow until their presence is obvious. No one is just a little pregnant. And no problem is unimportant enough to ignore.  Never underestimate a problem or your power to cope with it.

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10 Qualities of an Entreprenuer !!

The 10 Qualities Of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs Wondering if you have what it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur? New research from Gallup offers a window into what separates those who launch and grow successful companies from less successful peers. Gallup studied more than 1,000 entrepreneurs to arrive at a short list of the 10 qualities of highly successful entrepreneurs. 

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Day 10

The world is changing. Competition is changing. The consumers are constantly changing. Yet most CEOs and executives haven’t changed what they do, and how they do it. Why not? Typically the problem is denial, often covered up by arrogance.  You are paid to Think!!! Login to read the rest of the article

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Day 8:Jumpstart your thinking

Listen to Todays Track here “You Can’t Hire Someone Else to Do Your Push-ups for You”  As motivational philosopher Jim Rohn has so aptly put it, “You can’t hire someone else to do your push-ups for you.” You must do them yourself if you are to get any value out of them. Whether it is exercising, stretching, meditating, reading, studying,

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THOUGHT SERIES: Tough Times Never Last, Tough People Do

Tough Times Never Last, Tough People Do The Alphabet of ACTION!! In difficult times, people too often lose the ability to face the future optimistically. They begin to think about their tomorrows negatively.  They forget that the tough times will pass. They concentrate on the problems of today rather than on the opportunities of tomorrow. In so doing, they not

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Step out of Tunnel Vision

Most businesses have hit a tree!!! Yep, post Covid19′ most businesses are grappling with what just happened. But not all, some are thriving and have found this to be their most productive time and other businesses will descend into oblivion never to emerge. Todays post is if you have hit a tree, chances are, You dont even know it!!! So

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Adaptability

Don’t get left behind. There is a well-known Chinese proverb that says that the wise adapt themselves to circumstances, as water molds itself to the pitcher. Perhaps at no other time in recent history has adaptability been more important than it is now. Adaptability – the ability to change (or be changed) to fit new circumstances – is a crucial

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Find Your Purpose

If you want to be fulfilled, happy, content, and experience inner peace and ultimate fulfillment, it’s critical that you learn how to find your passion and life purpose. Without a life purpose as the compass to guide you, your goals and action plans may not ultimately fulfill you. How to Discover Your Life Purpose After working with more than a

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Accountability

The 4Cs of Accountability Too many people preach about accountability as a maxim for others to follow. The 4Cs of Accountability is a method for you to follow, and me too. Management, leadership, and sales books all drive home the same point when it comes to accountability: “Accountability is the glue that ties commitment to the result,” Bob Procter Watch

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#CRAZYONES: Guglielmo Marconi

Who was Guglielmo Marconi? The story of the man behind radio communications The engineer, inventor and Nobel Prize winner is credited with the invention of radio transmission. It’s fair to say that the Italian engineer and inventor Guglielmo Marconi changed how we spoke to each other. Through his work on wireless telegraphy, he invented the first effective system of radio

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The best time of the Year!!!

this the time where I reflect and review my year and plan the following one. I learned this practice from Dr John C Maxwell, about how he and his wife use this time fo the year to review the year and re-prioritise the plans for the new year etc.