The Four Elements of Success: A Simple Personality Profile that Will Transform Your Team

The Four Elements of Success: A Simple Personality Profile that Will Transform Your Team


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Laurie Beth Jones, management expert and business consultant extraordinaire, noticed that none of the personality/temperament profiles in the market today, none of them provided a tool that was simple, visual, intuitive, and powerful enough to create a shift in thinking as well as relating. So she developed The Path Elements Profile (PEP), which can be used in recruitment, placement, retention, team building, and customer relations as businesses transform many individuals into a harmonizing, humming force for good. Within the framework of the book will be scriptural examples as well as modern day business stories.

Based upon the elements of Earth, Water, Wind and Fire, the Path Elements Profile helps determine both individual and team behavioral tendencies that affect everything from career choice to daily "to do" lists. We choose to act on what we value, and each element type values very different things:

  • Fire personality types love and thrive on challenge
  • Water personality types thrive on harmony and calm
  • Wind personality types love chaos and change
  • Earth personality types love order and structure

PART I of this book provides an overview of the elements themselves as individual personality types. Jones will explain each element's strengths and challenges and will have the readers identify their own as well as those of their team members.

Then in PART II, readers will assess their teams. There are 28 one-day principles, that, if followed will take readers on a simple yet radical journey to a transformed workplace.

INCLUDES an Assessment Test for Your Team's Elemental Strengths and Weaknesses

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780785208884
Publisher: HarperCollins Leadership
Publication date: 04/26/2005
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.62(w) x 8.58(h) x 1.07(d)

About the Author

Laurie Beth Jones, author of the national bestsellers Jesus, CEO; The Path; and Jesus in Blue Jeans,
is a highly acclaimed speaker and consultant who conducts seminars worldwide. She is also the founder of the Jesus, CEO Foundation, a non-profit organization with a mission to "recognize, promote, and inspire the divine connection in all of us." She divides her time between offices in California and a horse ranch in Texas.

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Life coach Laurie Beth Jones highlights the differences among individual work styles and categorizes them as elements: Earth, Wind, Fire and Water. She explains that if you pay attention to the natural ¿elemental¿ ways that people respond to work demands, you can create a more positive and, thus, more productive work environment. The reasoning (perhaps more than the metaphor) makes sense, and certainly beats always asking square pegs to work in round holes. Jones¿ approach is a little simplistic but that may help make it easy to use. She also brings in warm references to Jesus and Christianity. getAbstract suggests that this book could be a helpful starting place for understanding work styles and improving team dynamics.