Not every leader is an extrovert. There are many leaders who
are introverts. Einstein and Gandhi both had something in common though they
were great leaders, both of them were introverts. Being an introvert does not
mean that you cannot be a great leader. Here are some important tips you can
use if you are an introvert.
Listen Before Talking
Introverts have no problem with listening first before
speaking and this is one underutilized skill in the business world. One of the
characteristics of a good leader is the ability to listen and then speak. Many
people make the mistake of speaking without first listening. As a leader, it is
important to take the time to listen and then speak.
People face crisis every day, at work and home. As a leader,
how you respond in times of crisis is important. You might be an introvert, but
in times of crisis, you must step up and face the challenge. When most people
look at the crisis, introverts have the ability to see opportunity.
No Comfort Zone
Introverts like working alone, and not speaking in front of
groups. But as a leader, there are things you will need to do and one of those
things speaking to people. You will need to force yourself out of your comfort
zone and engage in communication with other people. You might want to take a
class in public speaking to help overcome your inhibitions of speaking in
Most introverts find it easier to write than speak. So you
might want to put your thoughts down on paper before you start speaking to
people. Most leadership tips are written by introverts. Learn to use your
strengths and work on improving on your weaknesses.
Thomas H Huling
has exceptional leadership skills and
believes communication is an important key for every leader.
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