Tag Archives: introverted leader
Attending Conferences

I have the opportunity through my work to attend a couple professional conferences each year.  As an introvert, I generally enjoy listening to the speakers and attending the breakouts to get me started thinking about all kinds of new ideas. Some aspects of conferences, of course, I could do without. I have been thinking of two different […]

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 […]

What Is Your Introverted Art?

We all have strengths. What are yours? I love how Seth Godin defines “art” in Linchpin. “What makes someone an artist? I don’t think is has anything to do with a paintbrush. There are painters who follow the numbers, or paint billboards, or work in a small village in China, painting reproductions. These folks, while […]

Need to Recharge?

I have heard and read over the years that an introvert is someone that needs to recharge by spending time alone.  I do think the recharge is important, but I don’t think this is what makes me an introvert. Let me explain. I am not an introvert because I need to recharge.  I need to […]

Extroverted Solutions May Not Solve Introverted Issues

  I have been thinking about my post yesterday  regarding a discussion that took place following a Quiet Revolution webinar, and I wanted to add a little more insight.  As I mentioned yesterday, I witnessed well-meaning extroverts try to fix an introvert’s problem. This happens all too often. “So you are not good at public […]

Introverted Leadership – Interruptions or Opportunities?

Photo courtesy of Fotochromo I was listening to the radio on the way home from work the other day and my ears perked up as I heard Doug Conant speak about his book TouchPoints that he co-authored with Mette Norgaard. Conant described himself as an introvert on this radio program, which of course grabbed my attention. […]

Introverted Leadership

So what style of leadership is the best?  My answer to this is the one that best uses your natural strengths. When I was younger, I tried to lead or manage the way that I thought it was “supposed” to be done, but I wasn’t being true to myself and probably not as effective as I […]