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oncoming trainYour busy life can feel like a ride on a runaway train. If you’re lucky, you eventually realize you are in control of this train. You can slow it down and not only focus on those things that are most important in your life, but you can also learn how to enjoy the ride.

No matter where you are in your developmental journey, you most likely wish you could do more and be more. You can. But in addition to hard work and focused achievement, success as a Leader demands the opposite as well. In addition to action, Leadership success demands reflection. Every now and then, you need to stop the train, remove distractions, prevent interruptions, and take the time you need to reflect on your personal and business goals in order to really nurture your dreams.

Reflection Time is the time you reserve to pause and reflect on what is going on around you, to consider how you are growing, whom you are affecting, how you are advancing a winning culture, and what you are doing to drive better results.

In my Leadership Intimacy® philosophy I recommend reflecting on:

Organizational Intimacy. What can I do more or less of to create better outcomes?

Self Intimacy. Am I executing my action plan and addressing the gaps? What is working? What is not working as it relates to how I Think. Act. Talk?

Social Intimacy. Whom do I need to reach out to and connect with? What REAL conversations am I avoiding?

Influential Intimacy. What is my game plan for influencing those around me? How can I coach for high commitment and high performance?

I hope to encourage you and gently push you to spend at least an hour per week reflecting on those actions that will guide you to become a better person, better teammate, better partner, and better Leader.

To look a little deeper, see Leadership Reflection Time.

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Helanie Scott
Helanie Scott
Helanie (pronounced yeh-LAH-nee) Scott, CEO and founder of Align4Profit in Dallas, Texas, has driven stunning leadership and cultural transformations for an impressive list of organizations. She has mastered the ability to connect with her audiences in the boardroom, classroom, on stage, or in one-on-one coaching sessions. Helanie’s Align4Profit clients rave at the way her engaging programs freshen outdated mindsets and deliver results-oriented, aligned action.