|Articles To help Project Leaders
We grow by taking time to reflect. The best time for me to reflect is early morning, with no computers running and a clean desk, before my world gets busy. Other people choose different settings and times.
I have found these techniques help stimulate reflective growth.
1. Ponder answers to questions. Here, I offer sample questions to stimulate your growth in your reflective time.
- What makes one project manager more effective than others?
- What will life be like one year from today?
- Where will I be, this time tomorrow?
- How can I serve more people today?
- What successes did I achieve this week, and how can I build on them?
- What did I enjoy this week?
- What new skill/vocabulary did I encounter or learn last week?
- What did I learn about others this week?
- What did I learn about myself yesterday?
2. Enjoy the images on my vision board and imagine taking the steps necessary to manifest these visions. What steps can I take today, to make these images become reality?
3. Review my "to-do" lists, and decide to eliminate low-priority tasks to free up time. Take note of the decisions, actions and events that lead up to this item landing on my to-do list. What can I learn from this, so that I get better are discerning low-priority tasks early, and not taking action on them?
4. Review my long term plans. Is the objective still valid? Is the plan current, or need modification? Realize that another day has passed (obviously, because the sun is coming up again), I am a day older and am I one day closer to implementing my plans, or is there just one less day left on earth?
Simple concepts, powerful outcomes. Hope it helps you to grow in your reflective time.