Category Archives: Work Environment
Inbox Zero

As an introvert, email is usually my preferred method of communication.  I can think before I respond and the record of the discussion can be retrieved later. However, I do think we all may be a little too accessible by email.  It is easy to find and reach out to just about anyone.  I find it impossible […]

Challenges With Introvert-to-Introvert Communication

I had a great one-on-one meeting with a fellow introvert today.  We were working on a project together and had some great back and forth discussion.  He needed some time here and there throughout the discussion to make some detailed notes and this was perfectly fine with me.  While he made notes, I simply did something else […]

The Myth of Multitasking

Image courtesy of Piotr Bizior, Bizior Photography I know people that are very proud of their ability to multitask.  However, as an introvert, multitasking does not work well for me.  I find that I work best and am most efficient when I can focus on one project at a time. The truth is that everyone […]

Make Appointments With Your Introverted Self

I live a busy life at work with far too many meetings.  With all these meetings, I get more and more work to do, but have less time to accomplish work because of the time spent participating in the meetings. It seems to be a never-ending cycle! Steve Chandler in Fearless discusses how important it is to […]

Can’t Wait Until Friday?

Happy Friday Everyone! I am thinking today of those times that I have heard or said “I can’t wait until Friday” or “Glad its Friday” or “I hate Mondays”. I am so happy to say that I no longer feel this way.  I love the work I am doing and do not dread it each […]

Growth and Progression are in the Struggle

I have learned this lesson over and over and could share many examples. Here’s just one example of how struggle has created growth: I’ve recently really learned how to best utilize my time. I am now busier than ever.  I have studied various time management strategies to be able to accomplish more and more with the same (or […]

Prep For Meetings

I attend many meetings each week.  As an introvert, sometimes it’s difficult to voice your ideas in a room full of people talking. Yet if you’re a deep thinker, you likely have a lot of thoughts on the topic of discussion. I have learned a couple things over the years that have helped me be […]

Public Speaking

  When I was younger, I had a terrible fear of public speaking.  I would agonize before and sometimes after.  There would be a shakiness in my voice and my knees, along with a dry mouth.  I have come a long way since then and have given many successful public speeches in a variety of […]

Give Me Time to Think About That

Sometimes you have to let people know how you operate best. And sometimes I need to take time to think about things.  I do my best work when I have gathered as much information as possible and then mull it over for awhile.  I don’t always need this processing time, but I do now give […]

Small Talk

I have come to the conclusion that small talk may have not been interesting to me for its own sake. I really don’t care to talk about the weather or how delicious food is. However, small talk can be a great tool to build relationships in all aspects of life. People can get better at […]