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“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”

Thus wrote Aristotle and whether you agree with his ancient Greek wisdom or not, honest self-reflection and review is a powerful and underused tool for success and change.

Yes it’s hard, yes it’s scary, yes it might seem like a bit of pain – but evaluating your progress might just be the difference between learning from your experience and repeating your mistakes.

How do you know what you’re doing is effective unless you measure and evaluate it.

In episode 52 of the Changeability Podcast we explore the importance of evaluation. How we do it and what we’re evaluating.

In episode 52 you find out:

  • What years of giving out large sums of project money taught us about evaluation
  • Why you are your own project
  • The link between progress and measurement
  • Why you need to ask what you’re measuring
  • Why it’s time to leave the HR objectives game behind in real life
  • Don’t fool yourself about what counts as success
  • The bottom line if you want to lose weight
  • How to measure your money
  • You need the action plan (see ‘Action planning for success‘)
  • The link between evaluation and value
  • Are you formal or informal
  • If you’d benefit from developing the schedule habit
  • Whether to diarise or not to diarise – and who doesn’t like that word
  • Dealing with setbacks and Julian’s bad day
  • It’s all about perception and learning
  • 2 everyday examples of feedback not failure
  • 6 key questions to ask yourself

Links and resources mentioned in episode 52