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This App allows you to enhance your learning during a group or team activity such as a Business Simulation by challenging you with short questions for you to reflect on.

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My Preparation

If you find yourself in a fair fight then you did not do your battle planning properly.

British Army
  • What prep. have I undertaken to help me succeed in this activity?
  • Is there work I could quickly do now which would increase my odds of success?
  • Anything I urgently need to do or fix here?

My Objective

If you don’t know where you are going, any road will take you there!

The Cheshire Cat (Alice in Wonderland)
  • What is my personal objective for this activity?
  • How will I know if I have achieved my objective?
  • Anything I urgently need to do or fix here?

My Challenge

Smooth seas do not make skilful sailors.

African Proverb
  • What is the main purpose/goal of the activity?
  • Have I identified any ambiguities in these?
  • Anything I urgently need to do or fix here?

My Expectations

If you expect nothing then you won’t be disappointed.

Anonymous
  • What do I want to Learn about the Business Topic?
  • What do I want to Learn about Team?
  • What do I want to Learn about my Leadership Style?

My Strategy/Plan

I keep six honest serving-men, they taught me all I knew; Their names are What and Why and When and How and Where and Who.

Rudyard Kipling
  • What are the most likely challenges I might encounter?
  • What key principles will guide my decision-making?
  • Anything I urgently need to do or fix here?

My Team

Great things in business are never done by one person; they're done by a team of people.

Steve Jobs
  • Who specifically are my team for this activity?
  • Who else, outside this team, can help me achieve my objectives?
  • Anything I urgently need to do or fix here?

My Accountability

Accountability is the glue that ties commitment to results.

Bob Proctor
  • Specifically, what are my team counting on me for?
  • Specifically, what am I counting on each of my team colleagues for?
  • Anything I urgently need to do or fix here?

My Investment

Do one thing every day that scares you.

Eleanor Roosevelt
  • What will I do to maximise my learning?
  • What risks am I prepared to take?
  • Where am I prepared to flex my style?

My Hindsight

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.

Soren Kierkegaard
  • If I could go back and start again what would I do differently?
  • What do I want to do differently moving forward from here?
  • Anything I urgently need to do or fix here?

My Attitude

How do you nurture a positive attitude when all the statistics say you're a dead man? You go to work.

Patrick Swayze
  • What is my attitude / mood with regard to this?
  • Am I in the right frame of mind to achieve maximum benefit?
  • Anything I urgently need to do or fix here?

My Execution

No battle plan survives first contact with the enemy

Helmuth von Moltke the Elder
  • How closely am I following my strategy/plan?
  • How might I need to revise my strategy/plan?
  • Anything I urgently need to do or fix here?

My Attention

Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.

Alexander Graham Bell
  • Have I the right level of focus which I can bring to this?
  • Is there anything distracting me from fully engaging?
  • Anything I urgently need to do or fix here?

My Outcomes

The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.

J.P. Morgan
  • How are your outcomes comparing with your expectations?
  • Where your outcomes are lower what do you need do differently?
  • Where outcomes are higher how can you fully exploit this opportunity?

My Learning

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.

Mark Twain
  • Where might you be operating with insufficient knowledge to succeed?
  • Where might you be operating on the basis of faulty or out-dated knowledge?
  • Anything I urgently need to do or fix here?

My Collaboration

None of Us is as Good as All of Us.

Ray Kroc
  • Who could help me to be more successful here?
  • Who could use my help?
  • Anything I urgently need to do or fix here?

My Value

We learn 5% of what we need to succeed in our jobs from training and 95% from our colleagues.

Dr. Jay Cross
  • Where am I adding value to my team?
  • Where could I be more useful to the team?
  • How do I know how my team value my contribution?

My Insights

A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • What new insights have I gained from this?
  • In which areas have I revised my understanding (unlearning)?
  • Anything I urgently need to do or fix here?

My Teamwork

Bad team meetings take minutes and waste hours.

Ken Blanchard
  • What have I learned about effective Team Leadership?
  • What have I learned about effective Team Membership?
  • What have I learned about what makes a Team fail?

My Relationships

Rapport is the bridge between two people. Build it as strong as possible before you drive your ten tonne truck across it.

Anonymous
  • Where did I benefit from strong relationships in this activity?
  • Where would I have benefited from building more rapport?
  • What have I learned about the social/relational aspect of teams?

My Performance

An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.

Mae West
  • If I successfully apply my new learning to my job what difference would it make?
  • How would this difference show up in the KPIs used to assess my performance?
  • Anything I urgently need to do or fix here?

My Style

He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.

Lao Tzu
  • What did I learn about myself in this activity?
  • How might I improve the way I interact with others?
  • What help with my leadership style do I need going forward?

My Execution

However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.

Winston Churchill
  • In what areas was my personal strategy/plan most effective?
  • In what areas was my personal strategy/plan least effective?
  • What have I learned about my personal skills in executing a strategy/plan?

My Change

To improve is to change. To be perfect is to change often.

Winston Churchill
  • What are main barriers which would stop me applying these insights in work?
  • What help would be useful and who could provide this help?
  • Anything I urgently need to do or fix here?

My Application

It’s not about being the best – it’s about being better than you were yesterday.

Anonymous
  • In concrete terms how can I apply my learning insights in my job?
  • Can I identify 3 practical things I could do differently using these insights?
  • Anything I urgently need to do or fix here?