The Always-On leader is dynamic, charismatic and exudes energy. She is always engaged, always present, and always has something to say. These are the leaders with a big personality that can fill a room.
What's my positive intention?
To create infectious energy and share their point of view.
What's the unintended consequence?
They consume all the space and other people tune them out.
What's a Simple Workaround?
Say It Just Once: Instead of repeating yourself for emphasis, try saying the important thing just once, and create a reason for others to chime in and build on the idea. If silence is bait for you to keep talking, set expectations that you expect others to speak up.
What’s the likelihood, despite good intentions, you’ve been having a draining impact on your team?