Hi friend 👋
I have a new episode to share with you this week, and in this episode I talk about how in my time as a top-level manager at IKEA, I learned the power of reflection and its impact on leadership.
Reflecting on our experiences is crucial for transforming them into skills that we can rely on in challenging situations. However, there's a fine line between constructive reflection and aimless brooding.
By asking purposeful, open-ended questions and reframing setbacks as opportunities, we can cultivate a more impactful way of reflecting. It's important to avoid over-focusing on the negative and instead, practise self-compassion.
Additionally, being present in the moment can help us break free from recycled thinking and become more creative and responsive in our approach to leadership and life.
Here are some key takeaways:
🗝️ Reflection is essential for developing dependable skills.
🗝️ Ask purposeful, open-ended questions to guide your reflections.
🗝️ Practise self-compassion and reframing setbacks as opportunities.
🗝️ Being present in the moment can increase effectiveness and creativity.
To delve deeper into these insights, tune in to the full episode on Inside The Comfort Zone With Adam Kawalec.
Until then, be comfortable!
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