Humility

Humility

Humility is one of the top traits of successful CEOs, according to the CEO Genome Study of 2018. What does humility look like, as practiced by a top leader? I pondered this as I interviewed a new coaching client. A mid-level leader in his organization, he had applied...
“Brain Buzz” in the 21st Century

“Brain Buzz” in the 21st Century

Do you sometimes feel as if you have invisible gnats buzzing around inside and outside of your head? Are you so overwhelmed by possibilities that you start to work on one task, then set it down and switch your attention to another, and then another? Welcome to the...
Confidence Leads To Courage

Confidence Leads To Courage

Confidence leads to courage.  I used to believe that. Master a skill, figure out exactly what to say, and you will act. Trouble is, those skills take a long time to find and master. In the meantime, you are frozen in time. An incident at a conference a few years...
Five Time Expansion Tips for Introverts

Five Time Expansion Tips for Introverts

Introverts often feel harried, trying to rush towards that time when they can kick back and relax, freed from all social – and other – obligations. This is especially true when the introvert works in a busy organization where much of what happens is not under the...
Is introversion a diversity topic?

Is introversion a diversity topic?

According to figures collected by Myers-Briggs over a ten-year period, introverts are roughly 51% of the population. Interestingly enough, they constitute about 15% of leaders at the lowest levels, such as supervisors, and about 2% at the top (CEOs). Does this...
Greetings to my Tribe

Greetings to my Tribe

It’s been a long time since I’ve corresponded with you, during which I have been immersed in writing a new book. You see, I spent the last twenty years or so devising ways to help introverts develop skills to become visible and valued in a world that typically...
Hidden Leaders in your Organization:  Good or Bad?

Hidden Leaders in your Organization: Good or Bad?

While CEOs everywhere are reporting that their biggest headache is finding leaders to implement strategy,  there are quiet, hidden leaders working away in their organizations, influencing those around them, supporting – or sabotaging – change initiatives....
Teambuilding for Introverts?

Teambuilding for Introverts?

After a talk I gave at a conference, a manager approached me to ask, “How do you do teambuilding with introverts?” Since, in the eyes of many people, “team building for introverts” is an oxymoron, I was curious as to what she had in mind, and suggested we meet later...
Disconnect or Alignment in the C-Suite?

Disconnect or Alignment in the C-Suite?

When most members of the C-Suite are laser-focused on their unique responsibilities and priorities the possibilities for a disconnect between different functions are numerous, and the CEO, who oversees all of the functions, is often on a different page altogether....