This week we celebrated 6 months as Asia region - to recognise our achievements, get to know each other better and plan together we had a regional centre retreat at the Thamasat University Learning Centre in Pattaya – the theme of the 2 days was ‘Stories of Success’.
We learnt and enjoyed together – from a teasure hunt, to MBTI (google it!), to vision and strategy – we are learnt about each other as a team and planning together helps!
But one of the things I enjoyed the most were people’s stories – long or short, complex or straight forward – everyone has contributed to the success of the new region – we came away motivated and inspired.
Here I am telling my story (hope you like the apron!) – the picture is me celebrating – arms in the air – and the story is about how after leading the change process for 6 months – leading from the front – at the last RegionalManagement Team meeting I felt for the first time that I had a team in place that I could trust, could delegate to, who were ready to lead alongside me!
We followed up the story telling theme with a webinar on Thursday (see the link for a recording of the session) where we explored the power of stories and how we can use them to get our message across - Asad told us his child so loves stories that they have to tell stories as often as they eat – hence rice, fish and stories……
We talked about having a story of the year competition as a way of learning from each other as well as us all developing our story telling skills…watch this space
In the mean time I look forward to hearing more of YOUR stories!