An Exercise in Reflection

An essential part of effective coaching is reflection. Yesterday I was speaking to one of my mentors and professional colleagues Frank Dick and he suggested a simple three-step process that he uses for self reflection. He suggests using it monthly but I think it would be very effective weekly or sometimes even daily. Ask yourself three questions:

  • What is the target?
  • Are you on or off target?
  • What evidence do you have to show you are on or off target?

It demands having a target (goal) that is clearly articulated and measurable. Yes very simple but I believe this can be a very effective step in self improvement if it becomes part of the coach’s routine.

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