By Steve Raw. Helping you on your leadership journey

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Leadership

Leadership pack (August)

Welcome to this month’s edition of the Leadership Pack. I am delivering a two day Project Management workshop in October which prompted me to write about how I use Project Management to manage my life.  I used running as the subject for my project but the process, tools and techniques I use could be for… Read More ›

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 Mum & Dad: Ogres of Optimism

Over the years we have nudged many professionals working with Bettina out of their comfort zones by persuading them to take risks and push Bettina’s knowledge and skills forward, on the basis that until we do this we will not know what she is capable of achieving.

Being Bettina’s Dad: Today we go again

One of the many lessons Bettina has taught me, that I strive to include in my life, is that no matter what has gone on in her world the day before, when she wakes up to Joyce’s knock on her bedroom door she is ready ‘to go again’

Being Bettina’s Dad: Being a Dad

This post is about on being a Dad to Bettina and how it has helped me with my leadership skills and hopefully to become a better leader (and a better person).

Bettina’s 2016 year in pictures

With thanks to all those who have liked read our ‘Being Bettina’s Dad’ series on the blog and twitter.

Being Bettina’s Dad: Finding your inner child and not forgetting to lose it

My life is not all about work (despite what some people might think) it is also about Castles, Magic, Dragons, Fantastic Beasts, slapstick comedy, love, romance, Pirates and Sinbad and happy endings. It’s also about surprises, fun and laughter.

Being Bettina’s Dad and being married to Bettina’s Whisperer

In the late 1980s, Autism was not as well known or shared as it is today. When it came to explaining the condition Bettina was coping with to family and friends, we often resorted to asking if they had seen ‘Rain Man’, a ground breaking film at the time with Dustin Hoffman.

Supporting people to make decisions – What I learnt from buying a car

We often support people and their circles of support to make financial decisions, whether it’s getting a car, going on holiday or planning weekly spending. At Dosh, we see lots of great work from support workers involving people in making their own decisions, but from our comfortable position of understanding these decisions we can often forget just how stressful this can be for people.

Being Bettina’s Dad: Bettina transforming my life with mindfulness

So many people who have been part of Bettina’s life have described the effect she has had on them just by being in her presence, so it isn’t just her proud parents who feel this way. We have described her as being “spiritual” without coming up with a profound understanding of what this means and what it is that she gives out. Until now!

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