Welcome to the Leadership Pack (April 2018).

During Friday’s board meeting a colleague referenced the excellent resilience training we had received from Damian Piper (Effective Challenge), which prompted me over the weekend to look again at Damian’s website both for inspiration and ‘resources’ to share.  I have included Damian’s post ‘Dunkirk – the stories we’re told’ and as a bonus from the Resilience Workshop, I have attached his ‘objective assessment’ template.  I recommend you complete it and then again in 6 months time to see where you are with your life and the things that are important to you.  Thanks Damian.

I have included my blog post ‘Fail – Fail Big’.  One of the perks of two careers over the last 46 years (I started work when I was 15 years old) is that my failures have helped me to become a stronger person; helped me to build a successful career ; stopped me from being complacent (ever again!); made me hungrier for success and to value success when it came my way.  “Success is not final and Failure is not fatal” – it is the courage to continue that counts.

I always look forward to reading a new blog post from Joyce (Raw) and Joyce has promised me a new one for May’s Leadership pack.  However, I can’t wait!  So I have included a previous post which I have enjoyed reading again “Being Bettina’s Mum:  Care to Communicate?”

‘ESSENTIAL SURVIVAL STRATEGIES – NEUROLOGICAL LEVELS’ Not taking criticism personally can be hard to do.  Understanding the way that neurological levels work can help put things in perspective and I hope the piece I have included will help.

‘Luck is what happens when Preparation meets Opportunity’ Seneca.   Make Sure Opportunity Knocks – For you.   GRASPING the nettle with both hands might not be a good idea when you’re standing in a field, unless there’s a dock leaf or two around!

And at the end of this month’s pack……‘PROBLEM SOLVING – A FOUR STAGE MODEL’ sorted!

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:   www.leadershipintheraw.org

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