It’s Monday morning and it’s 5am and I am full of ‘cold’ trying to decide whether it would be foolish to go for a run or stay at home and feel sorry for myself. So what do I do to lift my spirits? I check through this month’s edition of our Leadership Pack for inspiration. I am hoping you will agree there are lots of articles, posts, and links to more content that will inspire you as much as it has for me – I might even go for that run.

I have included two posts from me in this month’s edition:  ‘A Role Model for Vision’ is Gary Smith who is a Head Teacher for Market Field School in Elmstead Market near Colchester and a piece from my series  ‘Being Bettina’s Dad’: this one is about lessons I have learned from Bettina in ‘Confidence’.  What do they have in common?  They are both incredibly inspirational people and they are written to inspire you.

I am taking a day’s leave this week to attend the Naked Leader conference “Your Future Take it or Lead It. The Naked Leader as our regular readers will know is fronted by David Taylor, the author of the Naked Leader books, broadcaster, leadership guru. I came back from last year’s conference with ideas for the company I work for; I am hoping to do the same again. Samples of David’s works are included in his messages he sends me each week and which I share with you.  Look out for next month’s edition I am hoping to share inspiring messages from the conference with you too.

Don’t forget to take a look at our latest guest blog post by Damian, ‘Resilience unlocks results‘. I found it incredibly helpful to me and know that it might be equally helpful to you especially when you need to have the ‘ability to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions’.

This month’s quotes have been taken from my wife’s @JoyceRaw1 twitter feed – thanks Joyce. I am also on Twitter:  @DoshLtd sharing leadership thoughts at 7am, 7 days a week. I welcome new followers!

Read the October Leadership Pack now.

It’s not about how good you are,

It’s how good you want to be

Keep making a difference in people’s lives and have a successful month.

Steve Raw FinstLM, FCMI, GCGI