Leadership stuff I have learned
Recently I was trying to decide which would be the subject of my next blog post. Would it be a ‘Being Bettina’s Dad post ‘One of Us, One of Us’ or my take on supporting and managing a talent management pipeline? Then I received a message from a former colleague, who is part of our… Read More ›
(Creating your Business Plan for life and work) November 1988 – Nightfall in Berlin Even though it is dark this evening, this part of the Berlin Wall is lit up from the spotlights coming from the watch towers of the GDR (German Democratic Republic) guards from the Eastern side of the occupied zone. I can… Read More ›
What does ‘on it’ mean, am I ‘on it’? What do you need to do to be ‘on it’?
Lying awake looking at the ceiling in our flat (in West Berlin in the late 1980s) I can hear Bob in the flat above ours ‘stamping’ around. Bob is a big bloke with big feet and we like him because he is the General’s driver and when you hear him running around in the early… Read More ›
One Saturday morning we were walking towards the town centre in Bury St Edmunds and my wife, Joyce, turns to me and says “one day Steve you should write a book titled: Steve’s little book of foolishness”, prompted by my latest foolish escapade.
At the start of each year (since 1988), instead of making resolutions (who keeps those?), I make commitments. The very word means that you are going to commit to a course of action (there is no going back!).
We want to be the best leaders we can be and we want to make a difference to the people we support. The trouble is we are often our own biggest critics – we are often too hard on ourselves and I am not sure that is always a good thing?
Finding Dory, as you may know, is the latest Pixar film which we all enjoyed as a family on a visit to the cinema. This was especially a favourite of Bettina’s as we had watched the trailers on YouTube numerous times. During our recent holiday in Whitby, we took the opportunity to buy Bettina a Finding Dory balloon filled with helium.
I think living your life well is a personal matter; it can mean so many different things to so many people. Although I do think you should reflect on what it means as often as possible. I believe that life is a precious gift. So what does living your life well mean to me?
My life has been enriched by the people I know and I have come to the conclusion that the success I have achieved in both my careers has often been due to the people I know. I wanted to share with you my ideas and tips which will hopefully help you benefit from networking, especially if you struggle at conventions to network.