the power of introverts

Are Introverted Leaders Better?

Over the years we seem to have developed this culture and belief that extroverts make better leaders?  Susan Cain presented a keynote speech on “The Power Introverts” which puts forth a pretty intriguing and thought provoking case as to how we see and value introverts within a team or organisation especially when it comes to creativity and productivity.

Watch the video below

As you can see with a third to a half of the population being introverts its important within any organisation or team to create an environment (or zone of stimulation) that nurtures both extroverts and introverts so that each individual is able to maximise their talents. Its about having that balance and changing the ways we currently do things to cater for the introverts so that they too can shine.

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