Wally Brock writes on the blog Three Star Leadership that life as a leader brings plenty of ups and downs and a journal is a useful tool that can help you bring it all together.
- Get a Little Better Every Day – its a record of your leadership life chronicle your events at the end of the day and your journal helps you learn from previous experience.
- Stay Focused on Your Goals – Goals help concentrate your energy and set your priorities, set yourself a list of what you want to achieve each day. Learn to get better at managing your own priorities.
- Reflect – a journal lets you capture your thoughts, use them to help you go back and learn about yourself.
- Think Things Through – write your problems down – it helps you clarify your thinking before you share it with others
- Analyse Trade-offs – use the Benjamin Franklin method, make two columns for pro’s and for cons.
- Generate Ideas – There are lots of tools such as mindmaps for capturing ideas but the main thing is to write lots of them down, you can come back to them later.
- Imagine Success and Failure – Amazon use a technique of writing the successful press release for ideating the solution, Xerox had a similar technique of writing an imaginary Wall Street Journal Story.
Read the full story on the Three Star Leadership blog here