A new start

Welcome back to The Mirror.

It’s a good season. It’s time. We are in very different conversations in maybe 100 small threads, both on email strings and also on the forums here at DK’s site under the category ‘Mirror.’

Why open it up again? I’ll tell you why.

I was recently asked, What is the value of writing?

This is a big question and one that I think many, many people who actually write (like, really do it) will have some variation on, ‘Because it clarifies everything’, as an answer, at least in part.

But I am taking it to heart and circling back to Mirror since it made a structure and gave accountability to the work that I am talking about. Writing. Like, really doing it. And making time to reflect, and think through what it is you’re dealing with or what’s coming up for you. To focus on spelling it out, seeing it there, then, on the page. To really understand better what it is you want to do next. Who knows better than the voice of you, within? Are you even listening? Many times, I think, people can admit the answer to that is, ‘No.’ It’s good to be able to admit it. It means we can do something about it, from there.


Doing something about not having time for reflection

I made this eWorkshop for you, if you are wondering what to do to get started and have a few prerequisites: genuine interest in inquiring what it is you care about, and, gumption to fill out an application. What’s the cost to you if you don’t do it, this year?  Another ‘maybe/someday’ item on the wishlist, right? So think it over. And when you’re ready, join me for it.

Here is Mirror. To make the time to do it.

And easily, as we go step. By step.

Details are at the registration page.

Here’s a link.



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Mirror | ‘Leadership Reflection Questions’

The Muse writes: ‘As Warren Berger, author of A More Beautiful Question, explains, asking good questions and doing so often “opens people to new ideas and possibilities.” So, no matter where you are or where you’re headed, make time to do so regularly. The answers—and, more importantly, what you do with them—will take you far.’

Several important questions to ask yourself as a leader (source: Inc.’s compilation of “100 Great Questions Every Entrepreneur Should Ask”, via the website The Muse) include:

  1. What is it like to work for me?
  2. What prevents me from making the changes I know will make me a more effective leader?
  3. If no one would ever find out about my accomplishments, how would I lead differently?
  4. Did my employees make progress today?
  5. If I had to leave my organization for a year and the only communication I could have with employees was a single paragraph, what would I write?
  6. What did I miss in the interview for the worst hire I ever made?
  7. How is the way I think and process information affecting my organizational culture?
  8. Do my employees have the opportunity to do what they do best every day?
  9. Do I see more potential in people than they do in themselves?
  10. Why should people listen to me?
  11. How do I encourage people to take control and responsibility?
  12. Do I know what I’m doing? And who do I call if I don’t?