Friday leadership stories from guest bloggers – Part 1
Catseye’s purpose is to help the world perform better through developing its people. Some people are fearful of the weight this brings – we are not! This purpose guides us in what we do, knowing that even a millimetre of movement in the right direction is worth many meters of effort. It was Margaret Meade who said ‘never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has’. We are often inspired by the many people we meet every year and would love to share some of their leadership stories so you too can be inspired. Our ambition is to help their stories travel and resonate with as wide an audience as possible. So please do share them in any way you can – from a click on Facebook all the way through to our favourite method – around a campfire with marshmallows!
Our first blogger is a young Australian man called Matt Dillon, better known as Mex, who is going to share his story over the course of three blogs where he will introduce himself then pick up on two key leadership attributes and what they mean for him. Here’s a big thank you in advance to a man who is genuinely pressed for time.
Mex– resilience and positivity – Part 2
The guys at Catseye Development asked me if I could do a few blogs touching on two key leadership attributes: resilience and positivity. Catseye Development LLP (www.catseyedev.co.uk) are a UK based business which help businesses develop their staff and leaders at all levels by helping them unleash their inherent leadership capabilities. I had the opportunity to attend one of their workshops with Jamie Rowland 6 months before I was diagnosed. I thoroughly enjoyed the hands on approach and the skills I developed from their methods.
Jamie and his team help develop leaders in people of all levels and thought I could share my experiences around dealing with cancer. There are many traits that make a leader; resilience and positivity are just some of these. I share my story to help others in similar situations, but it also acts as my therapy releasing the burden and thoughts on my shoulders.
My blog on resilience will be published next Friday, and the one on positivity the following Friday.