Category Archives: Career
Giving Great Customer Service for Introverts and Extroverts

I have a favorite convenience store that I think provides excellent service. It’s nice and clean with a wide selection of products, but what I really love is that I can get in and out quickly.  I actually will drive past a closer store that I don’t have such a high opinion of to go to […]

Prepare With a Weekly Review

I highly recommend David Allen’s Getting Things Done (GTD).  While the book was not specifically written for introverts,  I found it very helpful as I try to accomplish many things each day.  According to Allen, it’s important to get our minds clear by regularly capturing those things we need to get done and make a plan.  As […]

Introverts & Leadership

Can introverts make great leaders?  Of course! For me, this is not even a question.  I believe the better question to the introverted leader is, “What are your natural gifts and how can you use these to lead?”   As an introvert, I’ve found that I need to be true to myself. As a leader, this means using […]

Best job for introverts?

The other day I saw a guy at work that I don’t see very often.  I met him in a new employee orientation many years ago.  He has a very behind the scenes job in the IT department keeping the computer systems running for the company.  A perfect job for an introvert, right?  Actually, although […]

Planning Your Recharge

I am not an introvert because I need to recharge.  I need to recharge BECAUSE I’m an introvert. I believe that being a deep thinker is what is at the heart of my introversion.  I turn inward to thought more often than not. This is how I naturally process – internally rather than externally. So […]

Conferences – Introvert Style

I attended a one-day conference for work this past week.  I love to learn, but as an introvert I don’t always feel that the format of the conference suits me well.  Sometime in the future I will put on a conference just for introverts, designed by introverts. Lisa Petrilli wrote a great article “How to […]

Choose Not To Be Overwhelmed

Recently a colleague has been stressed with the amount of work he has to do, “The emails never end, these deadlines are too tight, and there is no way to get all of my work done.”  Listening to him starts stressing me out.  However, I could say the same about my work.  I also have an […]

Interviewing Introverts

“The biggest challenge in the job search process is that the skills required to be successful in the search are not the same skills required to be successful on the job.” Wendy Gelberg, “The Successful Introvert” I have seen this on both sides of the table. I know there have been many jobs that I […]

Introverted Interviewing

Fortunately, it has been a long time since I have had to interview for a job.  I have done a lot of hiring in the last few years and am in the middle of hiring for several different positions at the moment.  I know that I have struggled with being interviewed, but this was before […]

Now Is The Time…

It has been within the last few years that I have come to really gain an understanding of my introversion and my strengths.  Prior to that, I spent a lot of time trying to be something I wasn’t and of course I have plenty of regrets.  I have learned to look back on the failures, […]