Creating environments where people are more available increases their ability to participate, learn and collaborate – key elements of human performance and achievement. An easy and high impact way to do this is to first cause availability in yourself. That is where the Reflection Prompts For Leaders will help!
Have you ever worked with a group and been caught off-guard by logistic issues you did not plan for? Or have you had your agenda ‘blow up’ when a tangent issue took the focus off your main outcomes? Maybe you have had your enthusiasm and love for what you were doing disappear in frustration while you dealt with all the tiny details? We know what each of those situations feels like and the impact they can have on you achieving your objectives. We developed the Reflection Prompts For Leaders to balance the doing AND the being of working with a group. The prompts help ground you in the reality of your task while also creating a context that helps you keep sight of the larger view that often gets lost. This organizes your work while keeping it meaningful: a great pathway to building availability for yourself and others.
The Reflection Prompts For Leaders work in any situation where you are working with a group: classrooms, workshops, team discussions, staff meetings, community groups – you name it! We suggest you “put pen to paper” and write out the prompts, along with your answers. At first it will take some time to answer them well: take the time necessary and you will find they are a valuable preparation tool. Eventually you will get to the point where you can answer them swiftly and naturally in your head.
Reflection Prompts for Leaders Working With Groups
(Deeper descriptions of the prompts are accessible through a pdf download below)