Tag Archives: leadership styles of introverts
Don’t Judge

Have you ever been judged wrongfully?  Maybe your actions or lack of actions made someone feel that you were selfish or uncaring.  Maybe a decision you made was misunderstood.  Or maybe people don’t understand your intentions at all. It seems this may be an even bigger problem for introverts.  Introverts naturally process thoughts and ideas […]

Introverts – Don’t ask IF, but ask HOW!

This past week, I gave a two-hour workshop to a large group. I think it went very well and was well received by the participants. I had a great time! I did a lot of preparation leading up to the workshop and that was the key to my success. As an introvert, I need to […]

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 […]

Leadership Check In

I’ve spent several years in management over a large department with many employees. As an introvert, I’ve found that sometimes it’s a challenge to connect individually with staff members – especially when there are a lot of them and you have many other responsibilities that take you out of the office.  I am not a […]

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, […]

Declare yourself and your expectations

I am becoming more and more aware of my strengths as a leader and at the same time, my blind spots. As an introvert I am constantly thinking, making connections, and pondering ways to make things better. Since my mind is always going, I know exactly where I am headed and where I want to […]

Only Calm On The Outside

I supervise a large staff, and recently a few members of my team have been getting upset about a couple issues at the office with other co-workers.  I have been assuring them that the issues were being handled, but this did not seem to help them let go.  Sometimes when emotions are running high, rather than […]

Working Hard or Hardly Working?

As an introvert and an introverted leader, I find that it is a constant battle to be understood.  One example is that I have far more work to do than I am able.  As a result, I am in my office for long periods of time trying to keep up and get ahead.  Because I’m […]