As leaders and as human beings, we have both the capacity and responsibility to grow into better versions of ourselves each day. Reflecting on our actions and allowing the insights gained to impact our future actions is one way of pursuing continual growth.
Good leaders know when to speak up and when to stay silent, when to push for a change and when to let it go, when to make a tough decision and when to support someone else as they make the decision.
Let’s reject the mindset that there’s one right way to do the various tasks of life and let’s say yes to trusting ourselves, following our instincts, and putting our best attempts forward.
Many people resist taking breaks because they know that it will be hard to pick up the pieces of their ordinary lives when they return to them. Having a plan for re-entry into normal life—a plan to regroup—makes taking a break seem inviting and the thought of returning from it less daunting.
There is no possible way we can retain and make use of all of the words, ideas, insights and concepts that enter our lives. But we can remember a few key points, and if we want to make sure that we do remember those key points, we need to be intentional about distilling them.