FED questions that get me thinking big
A few weeks ago Tamsin got in touch with us to tell us how much she enjoys and is inspired by the FED posts. Thank you Tamsin! We invited her to share with us what she loves about the posts and to write her own, this is the first post in a series from Tamsin highlighting the questions that have her stop and think bigger……
“What can you do to be more ‘up to something’ and going for it this week?”
This is one of my favourites! I work as a speech and language therapist in the NHS and colleagues (and my husband) have previously commented that I’m always up to something. Sometimes, the large workload and limited hours in the day can beat this out of me but the weekly FED posts help to re-motivate and drive me forwards again. So much so I write down my favourite FED questions on Post-it notes and stick them in the front of my diary. The questions are so motivational and useful that I have had to get even bigger ‘Post-its’!
“How are you supporting others to be bold, daring, courageous and curious?”
This is another great question that has got me thinking about my leadership and being up to something with others. I’m not a manager but there are many opportunities for me to lead and to develop my leadership skills. It is not always easy but it is something that I want to do and something that I personally benefit from. I need to be challenged and am willing to volunteer to take on projects that I can get my teeth into and will ultimately make a difference to the teams that I work within and to my profession. This can be difficult to do on your own but teamwork makes us much more efficient and it’s way more fun being up to something with others!
I feel like I’ve only just started really thinking about my leadership as something of a journey that I am on. What’s great about the FED posts is that they have me stop and think bigger on a weekly basis. I am sure that this process will be ongoing and will change along with my experiences and career path.
Leadership nudge: What can you do this week to support and encourage the teams you work in to be more up to something together and to be bold, daring, courageous and curious?
By Tamsin Rycroft
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