Welcome to the Leadership and Engagement pack (August 2020)
In first position in this month’s edition is the Leadership Code for Thera. This was one of my first tasks when I took on the role of Head of Workforce Strategy & Engagement in November 2019 for www.thera.co.uk
When I started this role In November last year, I shared with my colleagues an aim to make ‘marginal gains’ in each area of responsibility and accountability by making incremental improvements. What does marginal gains mean? I have included a definition in this edition.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Roger Whalley’s. ‘In 1984 I read a book that would change my understanding of managing people’, so I was absolutely delighted to receive Roger’s follow up piece ‘Different folks “article. I found it essential reading.
One of the highlights of (both) my management careers has been the opportunity to mentor people and to be able to play a small part in their future success. I can’t think of a better compliment than to be asked to mentor someone. Two of the people I mentor needed support with delivering a presentation. I find it easier to come up with a list of top tips, so I came up with my 20 top tips (from over 40 years of observing the best).
Each month I trawl through Ted.com and You Tube for inspiring, thought provoking and moving talks so you don’t have to. I couldn’t resist including one of my favourite talks from Shaun Achor (l originally included it in 2015). “We believe we should work hard in order to be happy, but could we be thinking about things backwards? In this fast-moving and very funny talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that happiness inspires us to be more productive”
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