I recently found a quote on reflection which got me considering about the importance of reflection as a leader and why it makes the difference between leadership stagnation and leadership growth. The simple anonymous quote is “Reflection, looking back, so looking forward is clearer.” If you lead others I bet you´ve wanted to find more time in your diary to reflect
I wanted the earth to open and swallow us whole. Or, failing that for an impromptu fire alarm to go off so the meeting would end immediately. I felt sorry for the consultants as my manager made another brutal comment about their work. The consultants couldn´t hide the deflation on their faces. I was sweating as my manager delivered feedback
“People are frugal in guarding their personal property; but as soon as it comes to squandering time they are most wasteful of the one thing in which it is right to be stingy.” If you are short on time here´s a quick summary: Wasting time is okay if it helps you recharge, reflect and renew yourself. But wasting too much
Have you ever worked with a manager who didn’t look you in the eye when they asked you to do something or emoted stress and awkwardness through their body language? Perhaps you´ve had conversations with colleagues who take 5 minutes telling you every minor detail of an issue before they finally tell you what they want. I´d be surprised if
Do you get frustrated because your team doesn’t produce what you’ve asked for? Are team meetings tortuous occasions where you end up trying to understand why problems have still not been resolved? Have you found yourself having to spend too much time correcting or revising your team´s work? Does your own manager misinterpret what you are trying to achieve and
unchecked fear that’s allowed to spiral out of control, gets in the way of new experiences that may help you grow. Ultimately the cost of this is your fulfilment if you allow fear to block you from taking new chances to evolve. You don’t have to let fear rain on your parade or frustrate you.
“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.” Joseph Campbell If a book has a profound impact on you it can shake your soul and transform your take on life. Without a doubt
Timeless wisdom from Ferris Bueller Have you ever said to yourself “if I had more time, I would start working on the goals I´ve been thinking about?” Or “if I had more time, I would get to the gym or finally learn that new skill that’s going to help my career.” Perhaps you might have thought “if I had
“We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it as not as dreadful as it appears, discovering that we have the strength to stare it down.” Eleanor Roosevelt It´s totally possible to achieve the dreams you have for your life. With clarity about what matters to you,
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