Elaine Jacob

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The Five Behviours of Cohesive Team

Summary Patrick Lencioni’s 2014 book “Five Dysfunctions of a Team” offered a useful fable about an executive taking over a company (Decision Tech) and her challenges creating a cohesive executive team. The novel is an easy read with recognisable characters. Everyone will relate to the scenario of a team of leaders that struggle to be effective as a leadership team.

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To thine own self be true …

Wonderful words by Shakespeare indeed. But gosh – I am not sure whether like me you struggle to know “thine self”. Today we turn this blog focus around a bit!!! I focussed on Engagement for the past 4 months and the next 4 are deeper to this beautiful chasm called YOU!!! I say Chasm – because it runs deep, deeper

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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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🏍️New Year, New You🏍️

2020 can only be as good as we decide and plan. This is a great tool I use to create a Life Plan/Strategy to stay proactive in life. Many times we just drift through life but if we have an intention, a vision a purpose we can create strategies that help us stay on course. Our Wheel of Life Tool

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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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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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Make today a masterpiece

Are you Preparing or Repairing ? Preparing Repairing Lets you focus on today Makes you focus on Yesterday Increases Efficiency Consumes Time Increases Confidence Breeds Discouragement Saves Money Increases Costs Pays now for tomorrow Pays now for yesterday Takes you to higher level Becomes an obstacle to growth Leave you comment below on what daily disciplines will you adopt today!!

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Purpose Driven Business are fairing better post Covid’19.

A lot of businesses are thriving in spite of the major challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic. The common thread among companies that are weathering the storm most successfully is an authentic and integrated commitment to purpose larger than profitability or growth. BUT BEWARE OF PURPOSE WASHING “Purpose today is a buzzword. Only a few companies are able to have

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ALL In!!!

Only One way to live life!!!! Be an All In Leader….. Move and Act with Intention. It is not light the we need but Fire. It is not the gentle shower, but the thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake. Frederick Douglas All-In is an expression of immense depth that conveys intense and immediate movement. When we

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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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Let’s Reinvent our Leadership

Hey I hope you are well. Considering the circumstances, I hope that you and your families are well, safe and good health.I think this past year has taught me to pause, and take in this one and only beautiful life that we are blessed with – truly grateful indeed. As I mentioned,  I kick of an email series called Reinvention – I know

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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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Future Work Interview Questions

Many employers look for a set of competencies and skills that set candidates apart. Working I n world that has changed and is decentralized – leadership abilities and specifically resilience is starting to be highly sought after in their new hires. We are aware that is not always easy to spot -so we listed some probing questions to help you

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New Year Approaching

…..Its a New Year…… …..52 weeks…365 days….8760 hours…525600 minutes.. What will you do with it? What could you do with it? ……… 525600 possibilities…… Set the Tone for 2021…with these reflective questions What do you want the overarching theme for your 2021 to be? What do you want to see, discover, explore? Who do you want to spend more time

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Yearly Review

Most people are passive spectators of their lives, watching their lives unfold one day at a time. When they were younger they had dreams of travel, dreams of living a fabulous life, but as the realities of life sets in – disappointment, disillusionment and discouragement also set in, and those beautiful dreams get shelved. Many people are living discouraged and disillusioned at what went wrong.

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Day 9: Jumpstart your thinking

Todays thought is a powerful one. Are you aware of your strengths and gifting. We all have a unique ability in different things. This past season has really revealed the power of thinking ability. Thinking capacity can be a strength – and the best thinkers know their strengths and work in the strength zone. So what do we do with

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Day 7

People will never attain what they cannot see themselves doing? Karen Ford Questions to pnder Describe a personal or professional issue that has created an ongoing obstacle to you progress. What change in your thinking do you need to make to change what you believe about this obstacle?

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Day 5:Jumpstart your thinking

Nothing limits achievement life small thinking, nothing expands possibilities like unleashed thinking William Arthur Ward Did you know that good thinking isn’t just one thing? IT consists of several specific thinking skills. Listen to todays audio and get the list of thinking principles. Questions In the past how have you defined good thinking? What building blocks did/do you think are

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Day 4

An Invasion of Armies can be resisted, but not an invasion of ideas Victor Hugo Heres come really good news as you begin your thinking journey: No matter how complicated life gets or how difficult problems may seem, good thinking can make the difference – if you make it a consistent part of your life. The more you engage in

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Day 2: Jumpstart your thinking

What you sow is what you reap!!! Are you aware of what you are thinking? What thoughts are you planting in your mind garden? Listen to todays audio and challenge your thinking Questions to Think about: Where in life are you failing to get the results that you want? What aspect of your thinking might be leading to those results?

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The Role of HR in the 4th Industrial Revolution

IN THE LAST 400 YEARS, WE HAVE EXPERIENCED A SUCCESSION OF INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTIONS THAT HAVE SIGNIFICANTLY CHANGED OUR WORLD AND WE FIND OURSELVES ON THE CUSP OF THE 4TH INDUSTRIAL AND DIGITAL REVOLUTION SET TO DO THE SAME. The first revolution was steam powered mechanisation in 1784, followed by the 2nd, with electricity enabling mass production from 1890. The 3rd was the

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Success BluePrint

When will you be successful? If you’re like most people, what comes to mind is someday—somewhere off in the future, when you’ll suddenly wake up and think, “I made it! I’m a success!” That’s how most unsuccessful people see success: as something to strive for and hope to reach “someday.” Each of us has a picture in mind of what

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Emotional Intelligence

In 1995, psychologist and science journalist Daniel Goleman published a book introducing most of the world to the nascent concept of emotional intelligence. The idea–that an ability to understand and manage emotions greatly increases our chances of success–quickly took off, and it went on to greatly influence the way people think about emotions and human behavior.

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10 Human Victories

Yesterday we spoke about the 10 regrets – and i hope you are challenged to want more for your life ! The lost below speaks of 10 victories that can be ours, but it requires intentionality and effort!!! But this what really living is about 😃 You reach your end full of happiness and fulfillment on realising that you are all

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Candid Conversations

Have you been dodging an important conversation? The kind of conversation that may be uncomfortable, in a situation that you wish would just take care of itself? Are you dancing around a subject, being less direct, less candid than you really should be because you fear conflict or don’t want to hurt someone’s feelings?

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Are you a Leaner or Lifter?

Studies show some critically important facts about the workplace. First, the number one reason people leave their jobs is that they don’t feel appreciated. Also, 9 out of 10 people say they are more productive when they are around positive people.