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Bridge Writing Exercises

The most common way to integrate reflection and action is through the habit of writing – particularly journal writing.  give it a try with the exercises below:

  1. Write a paragraph describing the way you are today.
  2. Write a paragraph describing ways in which you would like to change.
  3. Reflect and then write on the meaning of slow death versus personal revitalization.
  4. Reflect and then write on your degree of authenticity and how it affects your awareness of reality around you.
  5. Reflect and then write on the concept of self-transformation.
  6. Write a paragraph describing ways in which you would like to change in order to be someone who can lead transformation.
  7. Reflect then write about  (a) During the past month, what was the best thing to happen to you? (b) During the past month, what was the most challenging thing to happen to you? (c) During the next month, what will be the most personal demanding situation for you? (d) During the next month, what will be the most professional demanding situation for you?

Reference: Quinn, Robert E. (2004). Building the Bridge As You Walk On It: A Guide for Leading Change. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishing, Co.

For a list of Sheila’s books, check out http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B003HWM3PI~

 

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Author:

Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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