Welcome to this month’s leadership pack.

In January 2016 I wrote a blog about what I thought were the makings of a good to great boss.  I chose two people I have previously worked for and my current boss. I believe one of their common traits is that they are all ‘mentally tough’.  What does that mean and how do you become mentally tough?  This is something I search for in me, whether it is in my work, sport, or in my personal life.  Our first article describes 15 qualities that will help you become mentally tough(er).

With two careers spread over 45 years, I have often felt the need to reinvent myself.   Constantly reinventing myself, I believe, has kept me fresh, stopped me from becoming complacent and also gives me a competitive edge.  You are never too young or too old to reinvent yourself.  In my article I share the Art of Reinvention.

Can’t see the woods for the trees at the moment?  Take a few minutes out to read this career masterclass in this month’s edition ‘SEEING WOODS AND TREES’ I think it might help you.

Regular readers of my leadership pack know that I search for inspirational presentations from Ted.com so that I can share them with you.  This month is no different and two of those I have chosen talk about Autism.  Looking at my network of people who subscribe to the Leadership Pack, I am confident in asserting that you: support a person with autism, have a family member who copes with autism, or you are close to a person you know who has autism.

As a proud Dad of a woman with autism, I have found my daughter’s condition fascinating, especially her complex communication issues (I have learned so much about communication from Bettina).   So I recommend you check out these presentations from:

  • “Carina Morillo knew almost nothing about autism when her son Ivan was diagnosed”
  • “Faith Jegede tells the moving and funny story of growing up with her two brothers, both autistic”

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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