Welcome to the Leadership pack (February 2018).
Our organisations often have ‘Codes of Conduct’ policies, which we adhere to when we report for work, but do you have your own personal code of conduct? I know somebody who does – my youngest daughter Bettina, a woman with learning disabilities who copes with Autism. As part of my ‘Bettina’s Dad’ series, which I regularly write for my blog www.leadershipintheraw.org I wrote about Bettina’s code of conduct which, as a family, we all embrace.
Do you lead a team? I have included a career master class on how to ‘push your team’.
Recently, one Saturday morning we were walking towards the town centre in Bury St Edmunds and my wife, Joyce, turns to me and says “one day Steve you should write a book titled: Steve’s little book of foolishness” this was prompted by my latest foolish escapade. I said “why wait?” So I have written a new blog post on being foolish and why you should live your life with no regrets. Would you like to share your experiences of foolishness? We could include it in a new series in our monthly Leadership Pack. Your stories could inspire others (and at the very least amuse others).
I have included a number of links to inspirational Ted.com presentations but, if you only have time to take in one, then I highly recommend Luvvie Ajayi “Luvvie isn’t afraid to speak her mind or to be the one dissenting voice in a crowd, and neither should you. “Your silence serves no one,” says the writer, activist and self-proclaimed professional troublemaker. In this bright, uplifting talk, Ajayi shares three questions to ask yourself if you’re teetering on the edge of speaking up or quieting down — and encourages all of us to get a little more comfortable with being uncomfortable.”
The final piece in this month’s edition is my favourite poem – I think it is a guide to life and something to aspire to each day. I first heard about and then read this poem when my mum told me (when I was a boy) that she kept this poem in her handbag and had done since she was a young woman.
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
It’s not about how good you are,
It’s how Good You want to be