Strategies for Reflection & Planning

Reflective Practice

reflective practiceReflection is a way of studying your own experiences to improve the way you work. The act of reflection is a great way to increase confidence and become a more proactive and qualified professional. As leaders, we are called to constantly be reflecting on the work we do and the impact we have on those we lead. Without reflection, it is extremely difficult to connect to purpose and move our organizations forward in a positive direction.

Strategies

Below are some strategies we can use to reflect, plan, and achieve our goals:

1. Use feedback as a gift. There is a grain of truth in all feedback.
2. Use evidence to make a decision. Be certain to consider all evidence at hand.
3. Choose a time during the day when you have 15 to 20 minutes to be alone and quiet.
4. What are the important questions you want to ask yourself? What have I done well? How do I know?
5. Be honest with yourself.
In the slower months of the year, we hope you find time to reflect on your progress as an organization and as a leader. How often do you seek feedback and use that feedback as a strategy to grow? How do you collect evidence through data? How do you use that data? When is the best time of the day/week/month/year to set aside time to reflect on your organization’s progress? What are the important questions to reflect on? How can you use reflection to connect back to purpose?

Asti Kelley, Studer Education℠

Strategy content: Coaches’ Chat | Feature image: Forbes

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