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The importance of reflection for business leaders

01 Mar 2017

Business leader working at home, reflectingInformation overload can leave time-poor business leaders stressed, even more drained and prone to flawed decision-making  

Mandy Gael is a co-founder and director of Learning Partners. She is certified in neuroscience in the workplace. She reveals how regularly taking time out for reflection can be as restorative as a good night’s sleep.

Mandy explains…

  • Why never switching off is bad news for the body and mind.
  • Why reflection is an activity in which you ‘recapture’ your experience, think about it, and evaluate it with the goal of improving future performance. 
  • Her four-step plan for reflection.

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Learning Partners is run by IoD Advance member, Elva Pearson.

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