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Renewal Leadership: Building a Great Team

Posted by elementsconsulting on May 27, 2016 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (1)

Building a Great Team

 

Central to any good leader is the ability to develop and maintain a highly successful team that produces excellent results. However, for most leaders we often struggle to clarify the reasons that one group produces excellent results while another team may struggle. When looking at metrics of a team we may find ourselves even more baffled to discover the “it factor,” that created these high performing teams. A group of researchers ...

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Am I Making Bad Decisions? (Part II)

Posted by elementsconsulting on May 27, 2016 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Last week we reviewed three of the seven hidden decision traps that can sink a leader while making decisions; the anchoring trap, the status-quo trap, and the sunk cost trap. This week we will continue with the remaining four.

 

The Confirming-Evidence Trap

This bias leads us to seek out information that supports our existing instinct or point of view while avoiding information that contradicts it. The confirming-evidence bias not only affects wher...

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Renewal Leadership: Am I Making Bad Decisions?

Posted by elementsconsulting on May 13, 2016 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Making decisions is the most important responsibility of any leader. It can also be one of the hardest and riskiest responsibilities that a leader assumes. Making a bad decision can damage a team, an individual and at times be irreparable. Many times we are unclear where our bad decisions come from, however if we look close enough we can trace it back to the way the decision was made – we had unclear alternatives, we did not collect the right information, and we did not appropriately...

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Renewal Leadership: Am I an Effective Communicator?

Posted by elementsconsulting on May 5, 2016 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

May 5, 2016

Am I am Effective Communicator?

 

Leaders are always striving to develop themselves personally and one of the skills most can work on is communication. It is essential that leaders work on communicating as effectively as they can. In order to understand your areas of strength and areas for growth please reflect on the following questions.

 

(1) Do I pause before responding?

(2) Am I truthful in my communica...

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Renewal Leadership: We Can Learn from Our Mistakes

Posted by elementsconsulting on May 5, 2016 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

April 28, 2016

We Can Learn from Our Mistakes

 

As humans we make mistakes every day, big and tiny ones. But for many of us we still do not see failure and mistakes as an awesome learning opportunity. I still struggle to embrace the stumbles and tumbles. This is a challenge for many of us and it requires us to live and act in ways to prevent mistakes which then results in us not taking risks, expanding our comfort zones or jumping outside the boxes we find...

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Renewl Leadership: Lead Better Meetings

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April 21, 2016

Keeping Meetings On Track

 

Meetings are an incredibly effective tool for moving teams, projects, ideas and goals forward however there is nothing more annoying that a meeting that goes on and on or gets driven off-track fast.

 

The good news is that meeting management is not all that complicated however the bad news is that keeping a meeting on track takes discipline, and few leaders make the effort to get it right. &#...

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Renewal Leadership

Posted by elementsconsulting on May 5, 2016 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

April 14, 2016

Spring has officially arrived and I always find that it is a great time to begin thinking about what we can do to renew ourselves and to recharge our leadership skills. What better time than spring to re-group and re-prioritize, and even re-invent ourselves and our leadership?

 

This spring I am embarking on a new journey myself. One that will allow me to live closer to my core value of developing others through training and personal developme...

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