So.....as a leader, how do you stimulate reflective thought in those you lead? If there is value in reflecting on our work as leaders, how do we support those with whom we work in reflecting on their practice? There is ample research evidence to support reflection as a growth process for learning. Do we, as leaders, know how to stimulate reflective thought in others?
A few favorite questions that stimulate reflection are:
- If you were to do it again, how might you do it differently?
- What do you believe you did that led to such a successful outcome?
- Why do you think he/she might have reacted like that?