Reflection

Reflection is an integral part of the growing process. It allows us to increase our self-awareness and to learn more about ourselves. It also has a tremendous effect on our continuous learning and future progress.

“The more reflective you are, the more effective you are.” – Hall and Simeral

Take a moment to reflect on these factors:

  1. What have you accomplished in the past year?
  2. What changes did you make?
  3. Did you learn from your experience?

After reviewing the role of these factors, remind yourself of the results. What propelled you to move forward? How did the changes affect you? How will you use what you learned to put into action for the New Year?

Discover your ‘why’ with reflection

Reflection promotes continuous learning. It encourages us to think, to discover the why, to focus, and to communicate more clearly. By developing the skill of critical thinking, you also increase your problem solving capacity.

  1. Utilize the value of reflection to produce a clear vision for your goals for the future.
  2. Initiate actions to produce a positive outcome for the New Year.
  3. Decide your desired end result. Define what produces the best outcome.
  4. Analyze and use critical judgment with the steps you will take in your plan.
  5. Give up old, non-productive habits. Realize what’s not working.
  6. Empower yourself to reach into new areas of success.

Take the right steps to change and grow through Reflection!

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courage

“Courage is the finest of human qualities because it guarantees all the others.”

– Winston Churchill

Courage is a key characteristic of leadership. It enhances all of the other qualities recognized as being a leader. Sought after in business and day to day life, courage is a teachable skill when it comes to taking initiative and action. It shows confidence in others, as well as utilizing your own voice of influence. Your own courage will inspire you to encourage others.

Courage in the face of fear

Fear plays a role in being courageous. Courage cannot exist without fear. It is the fuel by which courage was born and built. It is action in the face of fear. When leaders lack courage, these are the top three behaviors that surface:

  • Avoidance
  • Hollow commitments
  • ‘Sheep’ syndrome – Will not think for themselves due to fear of being judged, excluded or wrong

Develop courage

  1. Speak the truth and speak it with conviction
  2. Be decisive and take action:
    • Gather information
    • Consider options
    • Identify possible consequences
    • Take action
    • Evaluate the outcome
  3. Request feedback and encourage pushback
  4. Spearhead change
  5. Stand up for others
  6. Stand up for what’s right

“The opposite of bravery is not cowardice, but conformity.” – Robert Anthony

Standing up for what’s right reveals three truths about one’s self:

  1. You strongly believe in a set of values and will defend them
  2. You are an independent thinker willing to assert yourself
  3. In the face of dissent or disagreement, you are courageous

Courage makes the difference!

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Respect yourself and others

As the value we place on the beauty of a long living oak, so do we place that huge amount of value on the respect of others as well as respect for ourselves.

What is respect?

Respect is honor. It is earned and appears as an element of who we are.

How do I develop respect for myself and others?

Respect is an expectation. By appreciating ourselves, we project that appreciation in our feelings and actions toward others. We treat others with respect and dignity. We are human beings with normal responses to giving and receiving kindness. Respect becomes our awareness and is demonstrated through our thoughts and behaviors. Notice others. Recognize their importance, be genuine, be courteous, offer a good deed, express appreciation, and be helpful and caring by your own nature. This brings joy to you as it is reflected to others.

How does this play a role in my life and business?

Respect is a personal role as well as a business role. Again, it is who you are and how you treat others. Getting along with family and friends, learning to like yourself and to be proud of yourself sets an example for others. All of these traits matter in the business world as well. Professionals excel because of their inner drive, training, and because of the leadership example of others.

Is it possible to avoid being disrespectful?

When you are mindful of others and aware of the impact of your presence and actions, being disrespectful would not be considered one of your responses or a part of your core value of respect.

What is the best way to build presence, grow, share, and incorporate the value of respect?

All of the examples above define building presence. It is a behavior pattern that you choose to work on daily with the intention of achievement and peace of mind. Serving others becomes an expectation of excellence with those you encounter in your circle of influence.

“Bring presence into whatever you do.”
-Eckhart Tolle

To learn more about how respect impacts your leadership potential, please contact me for valuable tips on how to develop greater respect for yourself and others.

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