Welcome to the February Leadership Pack 2017.

Often being competitive can receive a ‘bad press’ so I wanted to re address the balance in my article “Getting Competitive with a Social Conscience”  What being competitive means to me.  I believe you can be competitive and have a competitive edge, but at the same time be there to help up those around you.

I hope you will enjoy watching the three selections I have made for you from Ted.com as much as I did.

  1. Emilie Wapnick – Why some of us don’t have one true calling.  This one resonated with me as I have a number of areas of work I am passionate about and that’s ok.
  2. Jason Fried – Why work doesn’t happen at work this is relevant to how often we work in www.dosh.org how about you?
  3. Tom Wujec – Build a Tower the ‘Marshmallow Problem’ I first saw this exercise at a Charityworks  www.charity-works.co.uk  assessment day.  Something you may wish to try?

An article from my wife Joyce “When Being takes over Blogging” When I read the first paragraph I thought this one might be about me spending too much time on my blog (I am assured it is not).  It is about getting on and living your life.  I am certainly going to do a lot more ‘being’ this month.

I have the good fortune to be attending (with a number of colleagues)  a workshop in March delivered by Damian Piper from Effective Challenge  on ‘Resilience’  If you are a regular subscriber to the Leadership Pack you will have read a number of his articles.  I am pleased to include one in this month’s edition; “Routines – good idea or bad idea?”   I recommend Damian’s website to you as an excellent leadership and coaching resource:  www.effectivechallenge.com

I am currently in the middle of delivering a ILM Project Management course to managers and I promised I would include an excellent article on ‘Critical Path Analysis’. I also thought it would help you on your next project to help you identify activities that must be completed in order to finish a project

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

Steve Raw FinstLM, FCMI, GCGI

Email:    steve.raw@dosh.org        Blog:   www.leadershipintheraw.org


It’s not about how good you are,

Its how Good

You want to be