Welcome to the Leadership Pack (May 2018).
I know I am biased but I very much enjoyed reading my wife, Joyce’s piece about our youngest daughter Bettina which asks the question are you Bettina Ready? If you are not sure you are #BettinaReady this week, you will need to read the first article in this month’s edition.
For a number of years I have been an avid reader of USA’s Success Magazine (It is on subscription at WH Smith’s). I have at least 60 CDs from their magazine in my car and on a long journey I take in at least 6 leadership interviews. I am a relentless learner after checking ‘22 Ways to Become a Relentless Learner’ are you?
Are you ON IT Today? Are you ON IT every day? Driving to Leicestershire to deliver the first of my two project management workshops for Thera www.thera.co.uk Operation’s Managers and listening to the radio, a couple of football pundits were discussing a football team’s players who have underperformed throughout the season despite ‘on paper’ being incredibly talented. The pundit said “they have not been ‘on it’ all season”. I had seen some of the matches on TV and I knew what he meant, but for the life of me I couldn’t understand why they were not ‘on it’. How can you do something you love and not be ‘on it’? It made me think – what does ‘on it’ mean, and am I ‘on it’? What do you need to do to be ‘on it’?
I have trawled Ted.com (including one from YouTube) for inspiring presentations so you don’t have to. I think the four I have chosen are the best so far. One of them on is on Time Management https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2X7c9TUQJ8 I included in the second of my project management workshops this month. I originally watched Rory Vaden’s presentation in 2015 and it changed the way I solved Time Management issues forever (it’s that good!).
From ‘building a team’ to ‘pushing your team’ there are top tips in this month’s edition to help you succeed as a leader.
I think 10 minutes of coaching is more effective that one hour of supervision! So I found these ‘Powerful Coaching Questions’from my ILM Coaching Diploma.
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