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It’s Autumn in the UK right now. The leaves are turning brown and starting to fall from the trees. The weather flips on an hourly basis from misty sunshine to light rain and back again. Summer has definitely gone.

At the same time, Autumn is about business planning. Setting objectives and creating plans for what the next year will hold. In developing these plans it also provides time to reflect on what has been achieved over the past year. I often find this process quite enlightening.

It’s so easy to get lost in the day to day activities and lose sight of your accomplishments. For me, it takes an annual event like business planning to recognise the progress that has been made whilst reminding myself of the learning that came from the mistakes that I’ve made too.

Creating a sense of perspective is a key trait of leadership. Being able to recognise that not everything you aimed to achieve was accomplished but that your trajectory is upwards feeds optimism for what lies ahead.

This is my Autumn almanac.

What’s yours?

This post is part of my 60 Day Blog Challenge.