3.27.17 Boda Insights: Why You Should Make Time for Self-Reflection


In the fast-paced and high-pressure environment within which many leaders operate, it is not surprising that many find themselves unfamiliar with the process of reflection, a leadership competency with proven positive impacts on learning and performance.

This month, we’re excited to share with you an article by Boda Managing Partner Jennifer Porter, which highlights the benefits for leaders that come with practicing reflection, an under-utilized yet essential leadership skill.

The Boda Team


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Jennifer Porter

When people find out I’m an executive coach, they often ask who my toughest clients are. Inexperienced leaders? Senior leaders who think they know everything? Leaders who bully and belittle others? Leaders who shirk responsibility?

The answer is none of the above. The hardest leaders to coach are those who won’t reflect – particularly leaders who won’t reflect on themselves.

At its simplest, reflection is about careful thought. But the kind of reflection that is really valuable to leaders is more nuanced than that.

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