We take this opportunity to wish you and your loved ones all the best for the coming Festive Season.
2012 has been a delightfully successful one at TRM and we thank all of you who have played a part in helping us.
This festive newsletter therefore starts with acknowledging three clients who we believe have excelled during 2012.
In addition we have a fascinating article on City versus Country thinking styles and a book review of Steven Covey's "7 Habits of Highly Effective People", as a tribute to his great contribution in the area of personal development, given his passing this year.
We look forward to connecting with you in the New Year. We wish you health, comfort and prosperity this festive season.
Our best regards The Right Mind Team
Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish
peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. - Calvin Coolidge
* Our office will close from 24 December to 14th January 2013
Zach Duff from Paraway Pastoral and Manager of Armraynald Station in the Gulf of Carpentaria is about as far as you can get from civilisation.
Zach however, has been remarkable in his capacity to influence both within the Company as well as the greater community.
We have seen first hand his management of staff and his commitment supporting them and their performance as well as his willingness to get involved in the Burke Shire Council by winning a seat on the recent elections. Congratulations Zach.
2012 Young Leader: Nerilee Boshammer, South West Catchments Council
Nerilee, the Community Engagement Program Manager at South West Catchments Council in WA
attended our February Rural Leader's Bootcamp. Her passion is infectious.
Nerilee's ability to identify that which was most important to her, set an ambitious goal and pursue it has been a delight to watch. We therefore congratulate her on choosing to contest the seat of Warren Blackwood for Greens WA in the 2013 state election.
We have been privileged to work with this organisation at all levels: the board, senior management and staff in implementing a tailored skills and performance effectiveness program.
It is a program that we are especially pleased to see the commitment and involvement of the Board, in undertaking their own professional development to ensure alignment of values and practice. Congratulations Rob Cocco and all the staff at Reef Catchments.
Book Review - 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Stephen R. Covey, author of "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People"
passed away this year leaving an extraordinary legacy.
In recognition of the significant impact he has had on individuals and organisations commencing with this book, we have reviewed it as a both a tribute and a reminder of how well he articulated the fundamentals of ethical and effective performance.
After many years working across both areas we thought it worth looking into the different thinking styles that may exist between the two and the possible impacts.
Collating research based on Meyers Briggs Type Indicators, this article compares the thinking styles and temperaments of Australian farmers and Natural Resource Management staff with the wider population.