Tag Archives: introverted leadership
Time Management Tips for Introverts

As an introvert, and one with an overwhelming amount of work and interests, I often find myself with a massive to-do list. I always have so many things I need and want to accomplish in both my professional life and in my personal life, and there never is enough time.  I’ve been doing quite a bit […]

Time Management for Introverts

I found myself once again doing some work on my day off.  I got quite a bit done with some peace and quiet, but was feeling overwhelmed looking at the many tasks and projects I still had remaining.  I continually get better and better at organizing my time.  I am forever tweaking my system.  I have found […]

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 […]

The Examined Life…

Socrates said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” I probably first heard this quote in college over 20 years ago and it has always resonated with me.  As an introvert, I have always been very reflective and have examined and re-examined my life, which has usually resulted in improvements and a better life. However, […]

Quiet Time for All

I have come to realize as an introvert that time alone to think at work is essential.  As the supervisor of a large department, I don’t normally have this time alone unless I come in early, stay late, or come in on the weekends.  I do these things, but I can’t nor do I want […]

Sharing my thoughts more with others

I have been misunderstood by many for most of my life.  Much of the ranting and raving I do is inside my head where no one can see.  I have always assumed that people know how I feel and where I stand, but I have been realizing recently that this is not the case. While the […]

The Quiet Manifesto

Several years ago, when I began my quest to understand my own introversion, I didn’t find a lot of books or information that was helpful. In the last few years, however, there have been those who have been willing to take a stand to help others understand introversion. I truly appreciate all the work Susan […]

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 […]

Love When Meetings End Early

I attend many meetings at work everyday.  Sometimes they are back to back for the entire day.  It is a little frustrating as typically I am getting more and more to do at these meetings and not getting any work done because of the meetings. Most calendars, such as those in Google or other places, […]

Recognizing Our Introverted Needs

In a previous post, I have written about the open office space and how I feel that sometimes it is not the most optimal environment to get work done. There are many occasions when we need uninterrupted time to get projects done, especially as introverts.  This need is not always acknowledged.  I work in a […]