Welcome to the Leadership and Engagement Pack (July 2020)
Damian Piper, our Performance coach and consultant, starts this edition with Doing things differently…”Over the lockdown period, I’ve deliberately been experimenting in a number of areas of my life. I’ve taken the opportunity to do the opposite of what I’d typically do and recommend with others. I thought I’d share one example….” Have you checked out Damian’s podcasts yet? They are available at www.effectivechallenge.com/podcasts or on all the major podcast platforms.
I was delighted to receive Meike Beckford’s latest article from her “Highlights from an MBA… “Strategy Put simply, strategy is choice – making choices about what you will do and won’t do as an organisation, to define your focus and what makes you stand out.” This piece from Meike has inspired me to do something similar.
“In 1984 I read a book that would change my understanding of managing people.” – Roger Whalley. You will need to dive into this month’s edition to find out which book it is (I have a copy of it too and fully endorse Roger’s article).
The last article to feature in this month’s ‘Leadership & Engagement is about Bettina. I was asked to write this at short notice by Thera’s Development Team for Learning Disability Week 2020. It is about the importance of Friendship. I hope you will enjoy the latest post in ‘Being Bettina’s Dad Covid19’ series.
Courtesy of Andrew Phillips, I highly recommend this excellent presentation, ‘An Antidote to Dissatisfaction’ (the science of gratitude) https://youtu.be/WPPPFqsECz0 anyone else feeling appreciation and gratitude towards life as we slowly come out of Covid19 at the moment?
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!
Steve Raw FinstLM, FCMI, GCGI
It’s not about how good you are,
It’s how Good You want to be