By Steve Raw. Helping you on your leadership journey

Tag: family

Being Bettina’s Dad: Find people who make you better

(And six fun things I get from being Bettina’s Dad) I think I can safely say we are not an especially religious family, however, we do often say that our youngest daughter Bettina is a ‘gift from god’ (we also say that she is our ‘crown jewels’). This morning, Bettina is in our sitting room… Read More ›

Being Bettina’s Dad – The gift that keeps giving

We are coming to the end of our coffees and, in Bettina’s case, hot chocolate. It is a Sunday morning and you can always find us in a café before the weekly shop. Joyce (my wife) is giving me serious eye contact which I am returning back to her. It feels like a face off,… Read More ›

Leadership Pack (December 2018) The Christmas Annual

Welcome to this year’s December Leadership Pack 2018 The Christmas Annual. I would like to start the review with thanks and gratitude to those who have contributed to the monthly pack throughout 2018 and which I have included again in our ‘Annual’ such as our Resilience Coach, Damian Piper’s contribution. I would  like to thank Joyce… Read More ›

Being Bettina’s Dad: What is Courage without Fear?

“Hello…….Is there anyone there?” Bettina is calling from upstairs and looking over the banister. Our home can be noisy and the atmosphere is always filled with laughter and chatter 99.9% of the time – there are, after all, four adults living together in Bettina’s house. This evening, our house is unusually quiet, two of the… Read More ›

Being Bettina’s Dad: Enchanting by being fascinating and delightful

Driving home from a family get together in Manchester this weekend, I reflected on how Bettina has, once again, enchanted everyone and I am reminded, yet again, how much she inspires her family. Bettina’s wider family have followed her progress since she came into our world over 30 years ago.  A person who was at… Read More ›

Being Bettina’s Mum: Are you #BettinaReady?

Being #BettinaReady means taking ownership of being prepared without making it someone else’s priority/task.  It is also quite reassuring to be ready on time and equipped and ready to roll. 

Make 2018 your best year yet!

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!).

Being Bettina’s Dad: leaving a legacy

As a leader you want to make a dent in the world, to make a difference in people’s lives and leave the place where you live and/or work a better place than when you found it.  Someone who does this, and from whom I have learned, is Bettina. 

Being Bettina’s Dad: Influence – a force for good

So this post is about ‘Influence’.  I think it is perhaps one of the most important traits of leadership.  When you have influence and when you influence others you know you are a leader. 

Being Bettina’s Dad: Building a relationship

We had booked into the outdoor activity centre ‘Redridge’ at the end of the 1990s, a place Bettina and I were to visit annually for a number of years where we rock climbed, abseiled, trekked, canoed and even walked up a mountain together.

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