Planning for 2018
I am a planner.
Oh, how I love to plan. I find peace and stability in being organised. Already my personal planner for 2018 is underway, some goal setting drafted and Sharpies at the ready.
My partner and I dedicated some time on the weekend with a yearly planner, post it notes and stickers to the year ahead. While we are flexible and dates may change, mapping out individual commitments, a planned road trip and weekend escapes has helped us unite as a couple and clarify each others needs.
Planning for 2018 at work had begun.
I have drafted the first few rosters, set about recruitment plans and considering the education, equipment needs and meetings schedule for the year. Today I unwrapped a shiny new whiteboard and already it is covered in ideas and thoughts better out than in.
Mostly I am excited to be organising a team planning day. Very excited. My return to Midwifery has passed it’s 6 month trial and surpassed my expectations. Despite intentions to remain professionally detached from my team, the rotten buggers have sucked me right in and I love them dearly now. I love my job, my workplace, the other Managers and the staff.
The reason for this particular post on planning was to share what I have been watching of late on leadership as I plan ahead for my work as a Midwifery team leader.
I am totally addicted to Kerwin Rae. He is a Sydney businessman, entrepreneur, investor and international speaker. As an introvert I prefer to communicate via the written word. I don’t speak well unless I have written something out and planned ( see I am a planner). Kerwin speaks as I think. Every single word, his tone, swearing is a reflection of the words that run around in my head. I particularly love this short clip: Leadership That Builds Trust.
Basically, get your shit together as a leader if you want people to trust you. Have a look and let Kerwin speak for me!