The Gift of Reflection
The practice of reflection allows us to see where we are in any given moment and the path we took to get here. If we use the gift correctly, it also provides the opportunity to contrast our current status with our stated plans, goals, dreams, visions, etc.
We all need, from time to time, to be reminded to slow down, take stock of progress, consider the successes and lessons learned, and determine whether our path is still the right one.
Depending on the answers arising from the reflection, we may see that we are exactly where we should be and continue on the course we’ve laid or that we’ve wandered a bit and need to realign. Or we may realize that we are “off course” because we need a new course.
These questions may help you get the right answers as you think about the past week, the past quarter, or the past year.
- What am I pretending to ignore?
- Did I invest my time correctly?
- What do I need to stop doing?
- What do I need to be doing more of?
- How can I help my team more?
Seasoned leaders, you have an obligation and a responsibility to lead by example. Reflecting on the recent past to ensure future success sets a standard for less experienced leaders and shows your commitment to excellence.
New leaders, this is the best time to form habits that will benefit you every day for the rest of your career. As you mature into being a seasoned leader, you will be prepared to help those who are coming behind you.
In a 30-minute call, I can help you intentionally reflect in order to consider next steps to help you grow into a truly excellent leader. Let’s chat!
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P.P.S. With over three decades of professional experience in corporate operations and executive human resources, I am a proven results-driven leader. My expertise includes strategy, change management, talent management and organizational development, employee relations, and executive and leadership coaching. I am a highly effective communicator and team leader with proven ability to build long-term relationships across internal and external customer environments built with integrity, confidence, authenticity, and trust.