CHAPTER 4

R Is for Reviews

Do You Take the Time to Review and Learn from the Past?

“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.”

—Confucius

A review is an assessment of something to see how good it is and with the intention of instituting change to improve if necessary. It may or may not be formal. A review takes the form of stepping off the hamster wheel of the daily grind to look more carefully at not only what has been done (i.e., rearward assessments of targets and goals), but also looking at how it has been done, and what needs to be different in the future. They are also a great “pause” in the working calendar that ...

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