Meet Mary

Meet Mary

It might be good to recap on Bill and Sidney from last week, but if they’re still fresh in your mind skip to 7 minutes in when I introduce “Mary”. Reflections: Mary is a fictional character who is not based entirely on one leader I know.  Instead I...
Leading and influencing in the right way

Leading and influencing in the right way

I love it, but working in conservation isn’t easy. When you care deeply about the natural world, it’s hard to hear about the damage we humans are doing to the planet; whether it be plastic in the oceans, the global increase in CO2 emissions, or the decline of so many...
Exercise 1

Exercise 1

Based on what you have learnt so far right down three words that you believe describe Mary as a leader. Now look back at the week 1 exercise when you described the traits of your role model leader.  How closely did those traits reflect your description of Mary? Now...
Exercise 2

Exercise 2

Have a look at Mary’s ten traits.  Take time to reflect on each one, even if at this stage you are only focusing on the title.  How effective do you already believe you are at each trait?  Maybe someone who knows you and you trust could help by feeding back their...
Final thought…

Final thought…

Start a leadership learning and reflection journal now.  Use a paper notebook, the notes pages of Lead Like Mary or your electronic device, whatever works for you.  Start to use it for these weekly exercises, for your thoughts and questions, for inspirational quotes...