Welcome to this month’s edition of the Leadership Pack.

I am delivering a two day Project Management workshop in October which prompted me to write about how I use Project Management to manage my life.  I used running as the subject for my project but the process, tools and techniques I use could be for anything I am planning.  I hope this process helps you too.

I have learned so much from supporting people with learning disabilities, especially from my youngest daughter Bettina.  In my post ‘Being Bettina’s Dad (series) – Influence a Force for Good’, I believe ‘influence’ is perhaps one of the most important traits of leadership.  When you have influence, and when you influence others, you know you are a leader.  Bettina has this and I share how you can increase your influence too.

A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of delivering a leadership workshop for some my organisation’s managers in Manchester.  I thoroughly enjoyed the day.  One of the areas we covered was Time Management.  One of the handouts was my personal Top 40 tips, so after dusting them down again I would like to share them with you.

One of the highlights of putting our monthly leadership pack together each month is trawling through www.Ted.com for inspirational and thought provoking presentations.  My Top 3 picks this month are all good, however, when is the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes?  Not texting, talking or even thinking? Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe describes the transformative power of doing just that in my favourite pick: Refreshing your mind for 10 minutes a day.

There are 31 tips ‘LEARNING SELF-COMPASSION, ONE DAY AT A TIME’ further into this month’s edition.   I am going to do most of these this month.

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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