We often speed up when the end (of the year) approaches; yet when taking time to reflect along the way, we can finish stronger.

There are rhythms everywhere … we may see them as patterns. The rhythm of the work week, the rhythm of our household, the rhythm of seasons, to name a few. When we are on and in a project, it has a beginning, a middle, and an end. Within the project we know what we know, and we learn what we don’t know or didn’t expect. Weaving in reflection along the way keeps communication open, enables our team to remain focused amid distraction, and allows adjustments along the way. Tune in to Jess Dewell talking about the Power of Reflection.

Program 109 - The Power of ReflectionStarting the conversation…

  • Weaving in reflection along the way keeps communication open, allows our team to remain focused amidst distraction, and allows adjustments along the way.
  • Know what to expect.

Host: Jess Dewell

What You Will Hear:

Rhythms around us can be created within our business.

Festivals and stories create traditions – our culture – the way we do what we do.

Where is our business, right now?

Shape questions with what we know.

Geoffrey X Lane’s 3 questions for reflection.

Iteration version bounds in innovation.

Learning versus wisdom.

Old dogs can’t do new tricks.

ThinkTime is a rhythm.

3 Questions to determine the rhythm of our business.

In our business what is the business rhythm.

Align profit margin and product development with what we do well.

Listen to customers.

The experience of working for us, unwritten agreements, and … organizational culture.

We face ambiguity as leaders.

Reflection includes a review process.

7 ways we get in the way of reflection.

Notable & Quotable:

Jess Dewell: Rhythms give us a way to know what to expect in our business.

Jess Dewell: We, as leaders, hold the rhythm of our business.

Jess Dewell: When we know where we are we can shape the questions we want to more thoughtful get us where we want to go.

Jess Dewell: What you do with the information you learn separates out effective leaders.

Jess Dewell: It’s what we do with our learning, to create wisdom, that matters.


Tags: shared meaning, rhythms, question, skills, wisdom, learning, Geoffrey X Lane, Alex Danzberger, data collection, ambiguity, culture, problem solving, decision making, quality, reputation, respond, ThinkTime