Welcome to the Leadership Coaching and Mentoring pack (January 2021)
Happy New Year and I hope you had a good Christmas. Everything about this edition is aimed at supporting you to have the best year ever. I have included a personal post about making commitments instead of resolutions.
‘Same storm different boats’ by Damian Piper. “I was talking to a friend recently and he used the expression “same storm, different boats”. I thought this was a good metaphor for Covid. It’s important to recognise that whilst the characteristics of the virus are the same (the storm) how they impact us is very individual (our boat).” I mentioned to Damian his piece was ‘Powerful’ and it certainly helped me when I read it.
‘Self-organising teams’ by Meike Beckford. This post builds on a previous post Meike wrote about self-leadership and here Meike takes us through an example of how team-level self-leadership (or self-organising teams) can be developed through a model called holacracy. Meike will share the experiences we have had so far in Dosh in piloting this in 2020 and the benefits Meike has found it can bring.
Further on in this edition I have included: ‘The first leadership lesson I learned’. This happened between the age of 16 and 17.
I highly recommend ‘Me and my team’ by Roger Whalley. This is a terrific piece that I have read a several times. Roger shares the work of Douglas Macgregor, from his book “The human side of enterprise” and his ideas look at the type of manager you might be.
“Something’s set to start, There’s meadow-music in the dark. And the clouds that shroud the mountain Slowly, softly start to part.” From Poem ‘For A New Year’ by Matt Goodfellow (post and primary school teacher from Manchester)
This month’s quotes have been taken from my wife’s @JoyceRaw1 and @livelikearaw twitter feeds – thanks Joyce. I am also 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