Do you take the time to downshift, or contemplate, or reflect? Most of us probably want to do that, and where can we find the time? Kevin chats with Joseph Badaracco, John Shad Professor of Business Ethics at Harvard Business School and author. Today, they focus on his latest book, Step Back: How to Bring the Art of Reflection into your Busy Life. Joseph conducted interviews with executives and professionals about reflection – What is it? How do you do it? Where do you find the time? He also studied some classic works to develop principles about the practice. He found that people do find the time to reflect, on their terms. There was little repetition in the method. He suggests that it’s OK to pause and find those moments because, in the long run, they are a powerful tool to look at problems differently, help you sort out feelings, prioritize and help both you and your team.
In this episode, Joseph discusses:
- Types of reflection.
- Advice on how to start reflecting.
- How to help others reflect.
Ask yourself: How do you step back?
Leave your answer in the comments below.
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Additional Leadership Resources
- Book Recommendations:
- Step Back: Bringing the Art of Reflection into Your Busy Life by Joseph Badaracco
- The Plague Paperback by Albert Camus
- Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
- Connect with Joseph Badaracco:
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