Reflection 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.
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.