This time of year is great for reflecting. As a leader, it’s important that you wind business down for the holidays and preserve some time for yourself to think and to recharge.
Maybe you’ll do that thinking while you’re looking at the twinkling lights on the Christmas tree after everyone else has gone to bed. Or when you’re watching the flames flicker on a log in the fireplace. These are ideal times to reflect on what you accomplished in the past 360-some days, and what you want to accomplish in the coming year.
Part of this thought process for leaders is to consider carefully how we are leading our teams and our people. What did we do right in 2014, and how do we want to build on that for 2015? What is the image of leadership that we want to project?