Introverted Leadership Toolkit
Managing Energy


What introverted leaders said about the challaging Energy in the workplace
Positive Approaches to Managing Energy
What introverted leaders said about how they Manage their Energy
The Perceptions of Others
Managing Your Profile
Leading Teams
One-to-one Relationships
Networking and Socialising
Self Perception
Personal Space
Reflecting and Synthesising
Embracing Introversion
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What introverted leaders said about the challenges of Managing Energy in the workplace

  • “Working in large teams exhausts me. More than three or four people at once is too much for me to be productive.”

  • “At the end of a day with lots of meetings, without reflective time, energy levels dwindle and this has a knock-on effect at home when my family need me too.”

  • “I find it very draining swimming against the tide in an organisation which is hierarchical and pretty macho in culture, and I have experienced a lot of stress.”

  • “My energy levels decrease and stress levels increase ... I become aware of the difference in how I am, how I feel, how others perceive and respond to me. This real or perceived feedback is draining.”

  • “The need to be constantly involved during larger meetings and conferences can be draining.”

  • “Recently, I've had a lot less energy and I am much more aware of how much faster that limited energy drains when I am with a lot of people.”

  • “I had a particularly difficult period when I had a Board level role, going through organisational change and financial difficulties plus two small children. I had a very short journey home from work and then I would walk in to "Mummy, Mummy, Mummy!!" with no time to draw breath, let alone re-energise myself. My profile and impact were definitely affected.”

  • “I have realised that I need to manage my energy. I am no use to anybody exhausted.”