This first post reflects on some of the more technical and organizational aspects of project management.
Read in 7 minutes Self-Reflection The practice of self-awareness and self-reflection for those in leadership roles goes back thousands of years to the ancient philosophers and teachers.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. If we are to improve our leadership skills, then it is important that we are aware of our strengths and weaknesses, our values and behaviours, and the ways in which we attempt to influence others.
In other words, self-awareness and self-reflection is about learning to understand our leadership style. Think you need a leadership coach?
Self-Reflection I was working with a senior leader recently in an attempt to help him adjust to working with his new CEO. It was an interesting assignment as it had gone from me being engaged to help him and his leadership team with a new strategic framework to a one-on-one reflection exercise.
I was particularly intrigued by the level of impact this new CEO appeared to have had on a leader I had known for a couple of years.
This confident, self-directed, successful leader was asking questions that were very much focused on trust, relationships, engagement. But not on how he and his leadership team could drive the department forward with a sound strategy for future growth or what co-creation and collaboration would look like.
It became clear that this shift to a new CEO was creating some anxiety at very senior levels — not because there had never been a new CEO before but because this new CEO was asking different kinds of questions and my client was perhaps not in full blown self-doubt mode but had definitely embarked on that journey.
I suggested that now was a good time for self-reflection; that is, before he starts to think about moving forward perhaps he should glance backwards. I suggested the simple exercise of writing himself a letter, addressed to his younger self, just as he was starting out on his career path.
The letter should give his younger self advice on how to be a great leader based on what he knows today. This was probably not the best match between client and proposed solution as he struggled a little to understand what I was after, so I moved on to another idea which was a better match.
I found it in my home office and I sat down and read it. To me this remains the best exercise I ever did on personal reflection not because it demonstrated the power of memories but because it made me appreciate what it was like to be me and how lucky I was. Here is mine — when you read it I hope you see what I mean.
Dear Jacqui, Be authentic.
Tell the truth and explain the WHY. Show yourself as being vulnerable at times so people see you as real and true. Focus on leaving a legacy from the very start of your career. It will make you take the time to talk to people and if you start out wanting to be remembered then you will lead that way.
You will screw up — admit it as quickly as you can. Pick a leadership tool that you can relate to and stick with so you can use it wisely.Early on, I read Sharon Leon’s piece about project management, and these reflections follow much of her conversation.
As Leon discusses, the PM is responsible for the delegation of roles and tasks, the allocation of resources, establishing a work plan and a time line, and developing a method for tracking progress and the completion of tasks.
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A conscious process of reflection is also essential for facilitating team learning. Innovation springs from the reflective space. And it takes a very strong leader to see the need to develop the capacity for reflection and to implement the processes.
LEADERSHIP REFLECTION PAPER 5 In the military and in the education field every activity requires teams and team building. I strives to bring the team together and make the team cohesive but still having the athlete striving for his or her personal goals.
The success of the class and the team, are dependent on my ability to lead effectively. Team management is recognized as the foremost integrated integrated system of work-based, research proven assessment and feedback instrument worldwide – supporting individuals that are intended to effect and lasting change and achieve higher performance in the workplace.
Leadership and Management Reflection Words 10 Pages Introduction In this essay we will be introduced to a leader who holds a high place of authority in the military and gain some personal insight on leadership and management.