The power of morning reflections for leaders

April 14, 2021

Researchers at the University of Florida followed managers and aspiring leaders who thought about their daily leadership goals and discovered a minute of morning reflection can strongly improve a leader’s management performance during the day, according to

Current leaders and aspiring leaders who did so reported providing more strategic vision and help to teammates, as well as believing they had more power and influence at work on the days they reflected in the morning.

The researchers propose asking yourself the following questions:

  • Who do you aspire to be as a leader?
  • Imagine today goes as well as it possibly could for you as a leader—what does that look like?
  • What qualities of yours make you a good leader?
  • What are your proudest leadership moments?
  • What effect do you want to have on your employees? For example, do you want to motivate them or develop their talent? Which traits of yours will help you reach that goal?

Tags: Business


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