Welcome to the latest edition of the Leadership pack (October 2017).
- If there is a theme to this month’s edition I think it is ‘Resilience’. I have been inspired this month by a recent Resilience workshop delivered by Damian Piper from http://effectivechallenge.com/ I have included one of Damian’s blog posts ‘Resilience unlocks results’ which Damian kindly wrote as a guest for www.leadershipintheraw.org and I personally recommend his training.
- I have had some terrific feedback from some of our subscribers to the Leadership Pack about our series ‘Being Bettina’s Mum and Dad’ which we post on our blogs about our amazing daughter, Bettina, who copes with a learning disability, autism and epilepsy. There isn’t a day goes by when we don’t learn something from her. Reading Joyce’s “Being Bettina’s Mum: Why not me, why not you?” highlighted how Bettina has helped us to become resilient as a family.
- The company I work for, Dosh, has a new Chair of our Board, Alan Bristow. I have gone back five years to October 2012’s edition of the Leadership Pack for a piece he wrote on Concurrent Activity: “Essentially once you work out what a task is that needs to be done, you then work out all that can be done at the same time to achieve it.” I am delivering a 2 day Project Management 6/7 November and I will be certain to include Concurrent Activity into my lesson plan.
- During the Resilience Training, Damian introduced P.R.I.M.E. P. is for Physical Well Being. I don’t think I could do what I do without keeping myself fit through resilience. For me it is about running, however, I think there is also a cross over into Leadership. I have included 30 lessons learned from 30 years of running (it’s really 40 years but I ran out of lessons. pardon the pun.) and if you are just getting into running I have included some of my tips to get you started.
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
It’s not about how good you are,
It’s how Good You want to be