Which leadership development programme did you attend?
Leadership Facilitation Skills
Why did you choose the programme?
I choose this programme, because I wanted to develop my leadership style and to share good practices with other learners.
How do you relax?
I relax best when I am walking, listening to inspirational gospel music, with my immediate family wife and children and also on Sabbath when I am at church
What single thing would improve the quality of your work-life?
The ability to spending more time with my family assisting with home work assisting my wife with her college work, pasting on my coaching and facilitation work so that they are confident but humble individuals
What is your greatest fear?
Is not taking action with my god given talents, and wishing I did
What pearl of leadership wisdom would you offer an emerging leader?
To become a leader you have to serve Ė it not about you it the opportunity to serve other people which is a high calling
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
I donít really know what the word really mean so I cant really apply it
What words or phases do you most overuse?
What has been your most challenging situation as a leader?
An example of this is trying to enable my line manager to look at an idea she was set dead against, however it was a revelation to see her change her opinion
What did you learn from that experience?
The lesson I learn for this experience was the fact I used two of my key strengths I was able to get her to reflect what was her barrier. The two key strengths for me was belief and empathy
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
To serving other people, my family, friends and especial people who have a low opinion
Which book(s) are you reading at the moment?
Which 'leader' from the past or present day do you most admire and why?
I consider my aunty Olive who would not consider her self to be a leader but have an extra large following just because she believe she is a public servant and live this belief
Where would you like to live?
Between Guyana and the UK
Did you experience any eureka! moments during your leadership development programme? If yes, what?
The confidence to ask question in my action learning training and identifying my five key strengths which I now celebrate and nurture each day Belied
What is your favourite smell?
Caribbean Food cooking
If you were a super hero, what would your power be?
To walk the walk I talk
Have you found your leadership development beneficial?
Because of my experience of leadership I never saw leadership as serving other. I was so wrong the best leaders I have come to respect and admire is the leaders to lean and master the art of servant driven leadership where people mater than one self
For what cause would you die?
For the belief to love the lord with all my hearts, mind and soul and my neighbour as my self and in this case my neighbour doesnít have to be my friend
What do you consider to be your greatest (professional or personal) achievement?
Becoming a coach with accreditation and to realise my strengths
What would your 'leadership' motto be?
The greatest leaders are the greatest servant
If you were stranded on a desert island what 5 things would you want with you?
1) My Bible 2) My family photo album 3) My two best gospel music album 4) Audio Book of the Bible 5) DVD of the Spiritual by Cathleen Battle & Jess Norman
What is your favourite song?
Amazing Grace by John Newton
What keeps you awake at night?
Did I do what was right?
What is the most important lesson life has taught you so far?
Donít take it personal and change the things you can and the thing you cant donít
Do you plan to do more leadership development? If yes, what area do you plan to focus on?
Yes I do I have register for Unleashing Leadership
Name: George Matheson
Title: Centre Development Manager & Arts Development Officer Diversity
Organisation: Kirklees Council