Tag Archives: leadership style
The Open Office Space

I have previously written about the challenges introverts experience in Open Office Space… Collaborative or Disruptive? and Introverted Leaders and the Open Office Space.  While I agree that collaboration and being part of the team is important, it really depends on the type of work being done and the individual. For the most part, in any job, there […]

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 […]

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, […]

Introverted Leadership?

I came across a great article by Rahul Sinha titled “Why introverts can be great leaders?” My initial reaction was, why is there a question mark? About half the population is introverted and there are many great introverted leaders out there.  Introversion is still often misunderstood, but fortunately this is changing as more is being written and discussed.  Of […]

Checkers or Chess?

I recently came across an article by Marcus Buckingham on the Harvard Business Review. I loved his analogy of how “average managers play checkers and great managers play chess.”  In checkers, all the pieces have the same moves, the same opportunities, the same strengths. In chess, however, each piece has its own unique abilities/moves and […]

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 […]