Life should be a path of continual growth. For yourself personally. For your team. For your organization.
Yet, growth requires understanding where we have come from in relation to where we are going.
This understanding requires reflection.
As the week comes to an end, are you planning some time to reflect? To look back in order to move forward with greater awareness?
Reflection is not simply good for you. Reflection is good for your team and for your organization.
I speak specifically to the leader here. The level of growth in your team members and organization is a direct result of the level of your personal growth. The culture of your team and organization is directly tied to your personal health. Healthy leaders attract healthy team members. Healthy team members create healthy organizations.
In some upcoming posts, I will be taking a look at the process of reflection. I do believe there should be a process when sitting down to reflect. Your process may ultimately look different from mine, but it is important for you to create process surrounding your reflection.
For now, just write.
Answer the following questions: Did I have a week that I can be proud of you? If so, why? If not, why not? What do I need to change to make next week better?
Start there and see where that leads you.