Welcome to the Leadership Pack (May 2017).

Starting this month’s edition is an inspiring post from a colleague, Meike Beckford, on her first year in management.  It doesn’t matter where you are in your management career, there is much to learn from reading Meike’s article.

After much trawling through Ted.com presentations I have chosen three which I think you will enjoy and if you have the opportunity click on the links provided.  With the recent Mental Health Awareness Week in mind, I would like to single out Sangu Delle.  He had to confront his own deep prejudice that men should not take care of their mental health. In a personal talk, Delle shares how he learned to handle anxiety in a society that’s uncomfortable with emotions. As he says: “Being honest about how we feel doesn’t make us weak — it makes us human.”

‘Being Bettina’s Dad – Building a Relationship’ a new post in my ‘Being Bettina’s Dad series (you can find further lessons in life from Bettina on my blog www.leadershipintheraw.org ) If you are new to my leadership pack, Bettina is my youngest daughter who copes with a learning disability and autism.  She is awesome and she teaches me something about life (especially leadership) every day.

Do you want to know what I listen to when I am doing the family ironing? I listen to Success Talks from USA’s ‘Success’ magazine.  This link is for June’s talks (on You Tube) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AydyzCex3_g over two hours (I have a lot ironing to do) of interviews with thought leaders on a range of management and leadership topics.  I have the magazine on subscription – the interviews though are free to listen to online.  I have been listening to them for a number of years and they have certainly helped me in my job role.  I highly recommend them to you.

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.  We welcome new followers!

Steve Raw FinstLM, FCMI, GCGI

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

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