Welcome to the Leadership pack (July 2017).

One of the (many) highlights of my work is when I am invited to deliver leadership presentations and workshops for team managers. I will be doing this in a couple of weeks’ time for a group of leaders and managers in the North West of England, and I cannot wait.

During the training sessions, I share experiences and lessons I have learned from over 40 years in leadership. Some of the lessons I have learned are from my youngest daughter, Bettina, a person with learning disabilities. Bettina is getting ready for another holiday in Whitby soon, so I thought it would be good if I shared with you ‘20 Leadership Lessons – A Week in Whitby with Bettina’ from a previous Whitby holiday.

I am often asked for advice on how to be more assertive. While sorting out my study this week I came across these ‘TIPS FOR BEHAVING ASSERTIVELY ‘. I have a couple of important meetings and presentations with Commissioners soon where I will be discussing my company (www.dosh.org ) so along with the CD I bought on holiday on ‘Negotiating’, and the top tips I have included this month, I am prepared!

‘PERSONAL BRAND – NICK WRIGHT’ Nick is a subscriber to our Leadership Pack and a valued contributor. I highly recommend the blog post he has kindly shared with us in this month’s edition. Nick asks: ‘What’s your personal brand?’

As a leader are you ‘Creating a culture of innovation’ within your team? Your organisation? Here in Dosh we are already thinking about what the next 10 years could look like. What will our customers needs? What are our Stakeholders expectations? Each team member has a role to play in that vision. ‘Culture’ is how we do things around here. I have included a Crash Course which I hope will support you in creating your culture and the way you do things.

Over the years I have found myself in some sticky situations but during the stickiest I was with people who displayed (for me) one of the most important attributes of leadership – a sense of humour. Jo Owen states in her piece ‘Leadership Why a sense of humour is essential’ passing the sense of humour test should be mandatory for Managers and Team Leaders. I agree.

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, GCGIEmail: steve.raw@dosh.org Blog: http://www.leadershipintheraw.org

It’s not about how good you are,
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