Power of Reflection
One notable difference I see in successful leaders is an intentional practice of reflection. Even though I think it’s quite widely understood as an important practice, most leaders I observe that are moving through steady streams of activities leave little space for learning and growth. Given the volume of information coming at leaders and the increased pace of decision making, it isn’t hard to understand why reflection may feel like a luxurious way to spend time versus an essential aspect of the day. In this article from Harvard Business Review, the author describes the learning that takes place through the conscious process of reflecting on actions and beliefs and the author offers suggestions on how to weave meaningful reflection into your leadership.