I used to think that because I’m a quiet, shy and soft-spoken person, I couldn’t be a leader. I am naturally an introvert – an INFJ – T or “the Advocate type” to be exact. And I thought leadership was reserved for a certain type of people – the extroverts, the charismatic ones, and I would always be a behind-the-scenes person. However, as I’ve grown in my career, I have not only learned the importance of different types of leadership but specifically why the world needs more introverted, quiet and naturally shy leaders.
In this podcast episode, I’m going to talk about:
- How overthinking can actually be an asset in certain situations, especially when you are introverted and shy;
- Why the career development and success of quiet, shy and introverted people is vital to the world;
- And the conflict-resolution style of people who are quiet, shy and introverted leaders and how it’s more effective than being the loudest, most aggressive voice in the room.
Being an introvert does not mean you have nothing to say. As I grow in my career, I have learned how to listen to my introverted side and utilize that as a strength in providing thought-provoking, inclusive and authentic leadership without having to be the “life of the party.”
If you are a quiet, shy or introverted person, listen to this episode to remember why the world needs leaders exactly like you.
Ready to lean into your strengths of being a quiet, soft-spoken, and introverted person and utilize them to become a truly effective and inspirational leader? Let’s work together to really develop the skill set you need to be a leader while being who you are. Book your free Career Clarity Call here to learn more about my 1:1 Career Coaching program. Talk to you soon!
Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Never Split The Difference by Chris Voss.