Welcome to this month’s Leadership and Engagement Pack (November 2019).

Some years ago I wrote a blog post (appears as the last article in this edition) I commented on one of those three bosses: “You feel excited by what is coming next. You never quite know what to expect when you receive an email, or see her name come up on your phone, but whatever you are going to be asked to do you know it is going to be fun.” A few weeks ago I received one of those emails! I am now the ‘Head of Workforce Strategy and Engagement for the Thera Group’. I am both excited and honoured to be trusted with this new position for Thera Group.

Damian Piper, our resident Performance coach and consultant, starts this edition with: ‘Levels of engagement – influencing the gains and drains?’ Have you checked out Damian’s podcasts yet? They are available at: www.effectivechallenge.com/podcasts or on all the major podcast platforms.

A key part of my CPD is when I take in an article from Meike Beckford (Lead Director of Dosh Ltd) so here is a new post from Meike: Highlights from an MBA: Innovation “This is the first in what will hopefully be a short series where I share some ideas from my Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) with the aim of introducing you to some new ideas, questions and perspectives to help you develop yourself and your organisation…..”

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. My colleague, Sarah Bolger, asks what that actually means. Please read Sarah’s article “Be aware, be very aware!”

In October’s edition I wrote about how my youngest daughter, Bettina, has made me a better person: this month’s edition features part 2, this time about the Dosh team. I want to take the opportunity to thank the Dosh Board of Directors and team members (past and present) for making me a better person over the last 10 years.

This month’s quotes have been taken from my wife’s @JoyceRaw1 and @livelikearaw twitter feeds – thanks Joyce. I am also live on Twitter: @SteveRaw836 sharing leadership thoughts at 7am, 7 days a week. We welcome new followers!

New on social media: Instagram @ thera.leadership

Steve Raw FinstLM, FCMI, GCGI

Email:                   steve.raw@thera.co.uk

Blog:                     www.leadershipintheraw.org

Instagram:          @thera.leadership

Twitter:              @SteveRaw836

LinkedIn:            https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-raw-72454721/

It’s not about how good you are,

It’s how Good You want to be