Harvard Business Review posted an interesting case about an executive who turned her career around by listening to some difficult coaching and finding ways to alter her behaviours. Below is an excerpt from Peter Bregman’s post that has the potential to change the way you look at your calendar forever. If you’re interested in the full article, you can access it here.
Excerpt from “5 Minute Productivity Push”
Every day, before leaving the office, save a few minutes to think about what just happened. Look at your calendar and compare what actually happened — the meetings you attended, the work you got done, the conversations you had, the people with whom you interacted, even the breaks you took — with your plan for what you wanted to have happen. Then ask yourself three sets of questions:
•How did the day go? What success did I experience? What challenges did I endure?
•What did I learn today? About myself? About others? What do I plan to do — differently or the same — tomorrow?
•Who did I interact with? Anyone I need to update? Thank? Ask a question? Share feedback?
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