One of the many pleasures of putting the monthly Leadership Pack together is that our leadership network continues to grow. Our subscribers cover so many fields of expertise from Social Care, Education, Defence, Security and Big Business’ as well as Thought Leaders ; they include colleagues and former colleagues from both my careers. Some of our network have provided us with excellent posts, comments and links for March’s copy. My thanks to Damian, Simon, Phyl and Meike for taking the time to share their thoughts, learning and ideas.

Damian Piper our Performance coach and consultant starts this edition with Feedback – potential enabler?’

“For many people, March represents the end of the reporting year. Closing out the year’s objectives and thinking about feedback for appraisal discussions, either as the appraisee or appraiser.”

Damian argues you need to take personal responsibility to determine what to do with the feedback.

I highly recommend the post from Simon Bailey, Managing Director for LSP Leadership (a world wide leadership organisation): Leadership of the Big ‘S’

To borrow from John Kotter and the IPPC- we surely have all the evidence we need that ‘our iceberg is melting’. Whilst the necessary behavioural changes to adapt are underway, progress is slow. Why? The answers are many and varied.”

I have included our Eight Pillars of ‘TRUST’, which  I was inspired to write during a long drive to the South West of England to interview new team members.

I am one those people who often buys books based on the picture and/or endorsements on the jacket. My last article has both to entice you to read it. The endorsement: “These leadership lessons should be framed and hung on every leader’s office wall.” Is that sufficient to get you to dive into this month’s edition?

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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