Pencil, paper, and a dose honest reflection can make you a better manager as well as a better person in the coming year.
In Three Steps to be a Better Leader in 2009, on Harvard Business Publishing, Wharton School professor Stew Friedman lays out the process in more detail than shown here:
- Look back at where you have come from
- Define your personal leadership vision
- Take the four-way view
At the start of a new year this simple self-evaluation "is a necessary component of your foundation as you cultivate your leadership identity and advance your leadership capacity to the next level," says Friedman.