Pausing for a moment when difficult situations arise may seem easy but, can be difficult depending on the situation. Here are a few thoughts on practicing this: The first way to pause is to Reflect. In our leadership workshops, we build in multiple reflection times and we design questions to guide the reflection, but you can generally use something like this:
- What just happened?
- How did it go?
- What was my reaction to what happened?
- What can I do next time to be better?