Karen Darrin
3 Ways to Manage an Introverted Employee

3 Ways to Manage an Introverted Employee

Last week, I wrote about how an introverted professional can excel as a manager. There are specific skills an introvert can bring to a team that an extrovert typically does not naturally exhibit. Those skills are: Introverts are motivated by productivity, rather than...
4 Ways An Introverted Leader Thrives

4 Ways An Introverted Leader Thrives

As an introvert, I assumed that I would not be a good leader. However, I proved myself wrong on a number of occasions. I learned that being an introverted leader can be a superpower. What special skills did I bring that an extroverted leader did not? Research has...
5 Ways to Thrive After Being Laid-Off

5 Ways to Thrive After Being Laid-Off

I laughed out loud when I told a client that I had been laid off five times and that it was the best training for human resources that I ever received. He was aghast that it was five times, I suppose. These days, being laid off is part of the career journey....
3 Ways To Thrive with a “Debbie Downer” Co-Worker

3 Ways To Thrive with a “Debbie Downer” Co-Worker

Being around people who have a consistent negative disposition is a challenge. Some playfully call these individuals “Debbie Downers.” Others call these individuals “energy vampires” and for good reason. As you may have noticed, it’s really hard to be...