Many of us are so busy “doing” our jobs and “living” our lives that we spend very little time reflecting on what we’ve done. This can mean we continue to do things they way we’ve always done them, mistakes and all.
Taking time out to think about your work; what is going well, what you enjoy, what challenges you are facing, what you dislike and what you avoid can increase your self-awareness and your competence. It can help you to see alternative ways of working and how to make different choices.
When I ask executive coaching clients what they consider to be the greatest value of their coaching, they often say “time out to think”. I have therefore developed two types of time out to think sessions: