Welcome to the Leadership pack (January 2018).

We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives… not looking for flaws, but for potential.” Ellen Goodman

Happy New Year and I hope you had a terrific Christmas too. Welcome to a specially themed New Year edition. I have started with a personal post which I have recently uploaded onto my blog, making commitments instead of resolutions. I never seemed to be able to keep to resolutions so I have been making commitments for the last 30 years and you know what? It works for me. Let’s commit to making 2018 our best year yet.

As part of our New Year theme, please check out more articles and tips in this edition on how to kick start your life in 2018, one of which is part my new series I started last month on being healthy and fit with ‘3 FOUNDATIONS OF A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE IN 2018’. I have taken on a new challenge to run 1000 miles – there I have said it and shared it with you, so now I have got to do it! You can find out how I will go about it every Sunday at 3pm on twitter @DoshLtd

Email, for my sins, is central to my life when it comes to my work and communicating. I know I have to become more efficient with this tool, so in 2018 I am going to follow the tips included in this piece ‘You’ve Got E-Mail (Electronic Effectiveness for 2018)’. I look forward to your next email.

‘Making Meetings Effective’ from one of our regular contributors Ian Mclintock “Meetings are essential for keeping people informed and coordinating activities but, all too often, do quite the opposite, whilst wasting large amounts of time”.

I highly recommend the last article in this month’s editon – it is essential reading for leaders who want to be the best. Warrant Officer Class One (WO1) Glenn Haughton is the Army Sergeant Major (Army SM) and has issued his guide to Non Commissioned Officers (NCOs) called GREEN LINES…

This month’s quotes have been taken from my wife’s @JoyceRaw1 and @livelikearaw twitter feeds – thanks Joyce.

I am also live 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: http://www.leadershipintheraw.org

It’s not about how good you are,
It’s how Good You want to be