"A human being who has not a single hour for his own every day is no human being."
Rabbi Moshe Leib of Sasov

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Leadership Notes -- Thoughts on Leading People and Making a Difference in Organizations

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Estimated reading time:  1.30 minutes


Greetings from Unity, Saskatchewan. The sky is huge, the air crisp and cool, and the work interesting and engaging. I am very fortunate. This is also my last out of town gig for 2015. It has been a good year.

I know there are still a few more weeks until the New Year, but I wonder if you have begun, like me to reflect on this past year as a leader?

Many of you will know about “The 4 Questions”  I’ve been using for years now at the end of each day. You can use the same format, but reflect on the past year.


  • What went well this year?
  • Where did I mess up this year?
  • How will I make amends? (recognizing I may not be able to make amends at this time, so what might I pay forward?)
  • For what/who am I thankful this year?


As leaders we must always be working on our self-awareness, and The 4 Questions are a great step forward.