I’m seeking help from quiet leaders for a research project.
Leaders who are high performing and successful in their careers. You may be an introvert or a quiet leader who gets stuff done by working quietly and patiently.
If any of the following resonates with you, I would love for you to help me out with my research.
What I want you to know about me
I am ambitious, curious, and passionate about doing more and doing better. I like to achieve success then move on to something new. I work hard, enjoy fast-paced environments, and can cut through the noise and get things done.
Asking questions and being curious has always been me. You may not see me doing this because I’m working it out in my head.
I love working with a wide variety of people – bringing together experts, the best teams and communities to achieve real impact.
I’ve always known I was an introvert and it’s what has helped me to achieve what I have.
I see people, I see opportunities, and I see what most people don’t see. And I love that side of me.
What you may notice about me
I am a private person. I am quiet, determined, and independent. I like to work with freedom and autonomy whilst working with and building teams and expertise along the way. If given a challenge, I will work quietly away to deliver something that works and is sustainable.
My mind is exceptionally busy. Like a matrix or a spider web, building connections and patterns. You may be surprised to know that my mind is much louder than my voice.
What I don’t want you to know about me
Being quietly independent, however successful I have been, is sometimes lonely. People see me as strong, a great listener and self-sufficient yet don’t think I need anyone to talk to. This couldn’t be further from the truth and is what has made me strive to be inclusive, open and more aware of other people.
Then there’s the dark side. The side that questions everything I do, that is frightened to ask for help, and the judgement that comes when I do because it appears so unusual.
I get tired of the politics of work and internalise my own struggles. My question at the end of most days is, how is this so difficult when it’s pretty straightforward?
Does any of this resonate with you?
I have been living my whole life quietly coaching and leading.
I’ve learnt how to adjust my energy levels when working with people and teams and ensure my schedule reflects that. When I do have a full day of meetings, I make use of a quiet commute home (or time in the garden!), to allow my thoughts to gather and make new connections.
I love being busy, having a purpose, learning, being intuitive and helping people realise their potential.
I also love nothing more than connecting with like-minded people. Not distinguishing between introverts and extroverts, but people who are open leaders with brilliant minds who put people at the heart of what they do.
I’ve always wanted to find my own voice. The truth is I always had it. A little like Eleanor Roosevelt, I take the spotlight when I want, need and have to.
The book I want to write is about introversion and more specifically the ‘Power of Quiet Leaders – everyday leaders. How they find their voice, their path and succeed.’ (working title)
Would you describe yourself as a quiet or introverted leader?
If so, I’d love to hear how you have navigated your career, the upsides, the downsides and how you found your voice.
Research will be anonymised and shared to help others – current and future leaders.
If you are interested in helping me, please do get in touch.
UPDATE: I was encouraged to record my conversations as a podcast to help other introverts and quiet leaders, or those that wish to understand quiet leadership more. Earlier in 2021, Conversations with Quiet Leaders was born. I’m starting to record Season 2; if you would like to join me, I’d love to hear from you.
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Connect with me here: Juliet Morris
Juliet is an executive coach and trusted advisor. Her mission is to change the world of work, one leader and one thought at a time through open leadership and conversations. When in HR & Resourcing, Juliet built award-winning teams, and employer brands and leadership strategies to help organise attract and retain expert teams. She now helps leaders lead themselves and their teams, who want to achieve more, recognise their achievements, and navigate our rapidly changing world. An INTJ (closely with P), Juliet is certified in both MBTI Step I & II Profile, if you are curious to know your official personality type, please get in touch.