Friday, 26 June 2015

How To Be A Leader If You Are An Introvert

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.

Step Up

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 public.


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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