Should You Choose to Accept It…
The world is heading into Christmas-time this coming week, with New Year’s to follow hot on its heels.
For much of the world, it is a time to reflect on the Christian story and the meaning that comes along with it. For others, it can be a period of intense shopping granted through national holidays, a period of relaxation and family, a period of rest and reflection, or a period of suffering and grief, either through their circumstances in this mixed-up world, or through a combination of the previous elements.
Here in Western Australia, we are also in the middle of our long summer school holidays, so we get the double blessing of enjoying time with our children on holidays.
No matter your creed, approaching this time with a sense of gratitude for the end of another year and the start of the new is a good approach. Enjoy the time you have with family, engage your faith genuinely, and give of yourself, your possessions and your time freely to others. That will set you up well to launch into a great new year.
I’ll be taking a break from the Monday Morning Mission during the next 2 weeks. See you in 2018!
Where You Can See Me Next: January 22, at the Rotary Club of Swan Valley, on “The 7 Deadly Sins of Leaders”. http://www.swanvalleyrotary.org.au/Speakers/d4497efd-9408-43df-b0aa-3d324ef38738
The Great Leaders Project: Spend a half day with me reviewing the fascinating stories and episodes of some of history’s greatest acknowledged secular leaders [*see following note] and take away lessons that you can apply that day. Date will be in 2018, depending on interest. If you would like to do this in a shorter online format instead, let me know. Register your interest by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. [*Religious leaders would involve too many ontological discussions, but if you ever want to do that, let me know and I’ll work it out – I have a minor in theology and worked in the faculty.]
The Business Success Workshop: Too many people fail to thrive in their business simply because they don’t know how to put everything together to execute. We’ll spend one supercharged day together in an entrepreneurial mindset, with owners, MDs and execs from diverse industries looking to dramatically drive forward their business idea. At the same time, we’ll consider the mechanisms you need to employ to ensure that you thrive personally and don’t lose balance in your life while you pursue your mission! Tentatively planned for February 2018. Register your interest by email to email@example.com.
Transformational Leadership Retreat 2018: I’m using all of my coaching, educational & development expertise, research, resources and personal executive leadership experience at ultra-challenging levels to design the ultimate transformational leadership retreat – everything that can be accomplished in two and a half days does that not involve ropes and a drill sergeant yelling at people! I’ll be bringing in the big guns for designing this one and sloughing off all the dross and dregs of buzzwords and buzz strategies, so-called development and research that merely obfuscate and “lose the name of action”. If you want to be involved, or have a request for something you’d really wish you could accomplish through a leadership retreat/workshop, then let me know while I’m in the design phase. Watch this space!
© 2017 Peter J. McLean www.petermclean.co