Ken Coleman interviewed Susan Caine. Susan wrote a book on introversion after working as a lawyer on Wall Street. She contends that there are a lot of introverts that learn to act like extroverts and end up missing out on some of the strengths they have.
Research has show that Introverted leaders produce better results than extraverted leaders. Introverted leaders are much more likely to allow other people to run with their ideas.
History is full of example of introverts that have made an impact. When they stood up to lead, people realized it wasn’t because they wanted to be in the spotlight, rather they were standing because they had to.
To get the hearts and the minds of introverted leaders learn how to get their best. For example, don’t put them on the spot in a meeting. Allow them time to process. They think through things internally where extroverts think by talking it out.
It is interesting to note that there are introverts and extroverts in almost all the animal species. They have their own survival mechanism.
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