How do you spot when you've taken on enough and need to quit saying yes to more projects and social commitments? When do you realize you've reached your limit, what should you do? WSJ's Sue Shellenbarger and training coach Amy Ruppert discuss on Lunch Break. Photo: Getty.
In Chapter 3 of 12 in his 2012 Capture Your Flag interview, entrepreneur Anatole Faykin answers "What Role Has Reflection Played in Shaping Your Personal Growth?" Faykin finds it hard to realize and define his growth without reflecting. He prefers not to reflect alone; rather he enjoys having a friend's company and talking through what has happened and how it informs his present and future state. Faykin is an entrepreneur currently working on a new startup as part of the Startup Chile incubator.
In Chapter 12 of 17 in his 2012 Capture Your Flag interview, digital media executive Mark Graham answers "What Role Has Reflection Played in Shaping Your Personal Growth?" Working in digital media producing Internet content, Graham uses reflection to help his team grow and learn from its mistakes and successes. Personally, Graham finds reflection valuable assessing achievements and reviewing how his personal relationships are growing over time. Mark Graham is currently a managing editor at VH1.
In Chapter 7 of 16 in his 2012 Capture Your Flag interview, author and public speaker Simon Sinek answers "What Role Has Reflection Played in Shaping Your Personal Growth?" Sinek notes the importance of looking internally at his past actions and decisions and evaluating his performance. Using the example of sales training, Sinek notes how the observer often learns the most. He applies this to his life to inform his approach to making more optimal future choices and avoiding pitfalls.
In Chapter 9 of 15 in his 2012 Capture Your Flag interview, digital media executive Ken Rona answers "What Role Has Reflection Played in Shaping Your Personal Growth?" Rona refers to fundamental attribution error, which is where you take credit for good things and blame bad things on the external world. Understanding this bias helps Rona reflect and make sense of challenges and his choices to overcome them. Ken Rona is a Vice President at Turner Broadcasting.
In Chapter 2 of 23 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, author and public speaker Simon Sinek answers "How Are You Becoming a Better Teacher?" To Sinek, teaching is as much teaching what you do not know as it is teaching what you do know. This approach gives him an opportunity to better engage his students, learn from their own experiences, and integrate the sharing into his teaching. It is less about being an expert and more about being a curious learner.
In Chapter 12 of 18 in her 2012 Capture Your Flag interview, Neuroscience Institute Executive Director Stacie Grossman Bloom answers "What Role Has Reflection Played in Shaping Your Personal Growth?" Bloom shares how reflection has become more important as she gets older. Now in her 30s, Bloom uses reflection to set more clear priorities in her work and her relationships. Stacie Grossman Bloom is Executive Director for the Neuroscience Institute at the NYU Langone Medical Center.
In Chapter 3 of 19 in her 2012 Capture Your Flag interview, non-profit executive Courtney Spence notes how life lessons do not happen in the moment and, instead, how they happen when you take time to reflect on that moment. She details how she revisits her childhood journaling experiences and brings that back to present to be more conscious of having a reflective process in her life. Courtney Spence returns to CYF for her Year 3 interview.
In Chapter 14 of 15 in her 2012 Capture Your Flag interview, entrepreneur Audrey Parker French notes how frightening reflection and stillness have been in her life. As an overachiever always determined to succeed, she learns why stopping and thinking and slowing down is fundamental to understanding her ambition in life and career. Audrey Parker French returns to CYF for her Year 3 interview after a one-year abbatical from work and getting married.
If work feels more like high school, you're stuck dealing with know-it-alls, mean girls and brown nosers. How do you handle toxic colleagues so you can stress less? Authors Meredith Fuller and Marsha Haywood join Caitlyn to offer some advice.