Tag Archives: Leadership
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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]