Are You a Reflective Leader?

  • Do you sometimes notice that you are so intensely following a discussion, while simultaneously engrossed in your internal thinking process, that you miss opportunities to share your ideas and contribute to a meeting?
  • At other times, you could kick yourself for not having spoken up before someone blurted out an idea that you had been sitting on for twenty minutes?
  • Have you ever felt frozen and unable to speak when you were put on the spot?
  • Do you sometimes feel that you do not get full credit for your contributions from your colleagues, family, or community?

Have You Ever Wished You Could:

  • Think on your feet?
  • Be more talkative in certain situations?
  • Have your own office with a door where you could really concentrate on your work?

If you answered “yes” to many of these questions, You Might Be a Reflective Leader.

Reflective Leaders’ greatest strength is their introspective and observant nature, which means tremendous patience to listen and take in information, ability to connect the dots and glean eye-opening insights, and deep trust in their intuition, creativity, and thinking process. They gravitate towards professions that require intense concentration and focus, lots of problem-solving, resourceful creativity, and imagination, including engineering, IT, architecture, the sciences, the visual and performing arts, new media, finance, accounting, quantitative research, law, and medicine.

However, their greatest strengths may become their greatest liabilities. Their personal characteristics and behavior patterns may negatively impact how others perceive them. Reflective Leaders are sometimes considered reserved, quiet, and even aloof which results in feeling misunderstood, under-valued, not heard or seen, ignored, and not acknowledged for their contributions.

The Center for Reflective Leadership is an Executive Coaching and Leadership, Learning, and Organization Development Consulting firm specializing in the leadership and talent development needs of technical and artistic professionals and women of all professions, providing them and their organizations learning, organization development consulting, leadership, management, and talent development training facilitation, executive coaching, and program design services to catalyze personal and organizational transformation.

Marian Oláh, MBA, MA, PCC, President of The Center for Reflective Leadership, advocates for and is passionate about empowering Reflective Leaders to recognize, own, and meet their potential and create a life of purpose and fulfillment. Through the assessment of individual, team, and organizational dynamics, Marian brings clarity and insight to her clients, which motivates them to develop new skills, behaviors, and mind-sets. These shifts enable them to close the gap between how they are perceived, who they truly are, and how they intend to show up in their interactions. Marian inspires Reflective Leaders to take action because they deserve to shine, be heard, seen, valued, and understood.

As a Coach, Facilitator, and Consultant, Marian helps individuals, teams, and organizations navigate the dynamics of interpersonal communications in a way that promotes emotional intelligence and enhanced personal, leadership, team, and organizational effectiveness.

Please schedule your 30-minute complimentary consultation with Marian to discuss your needs.


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“Leadership is not about personality; it’s about behavior.

Leadership development is self-development.”

~ Kouzes & Posner


“The conventional definition of management is getting work done through people, but real management is developing people through work.”

~ Agha Hasan Abedi