We underestimate the communicative skills of people who are, for the most part, socially introverted. When they express their opinions and thoughts through writing or speech, we are surprised by how well they are.
"It's as if my tendency to listen instead of talking makes people underestimate my capabilities, they assume nothing is going on inside my head," says the author.
In the text, he lists five reasons why he believes that yes, introverts can be good leaders.
1. They are better listeners than extroverts
"Sometimes, sitting down and thoughtfully evaluating all information leads to better results than just speaking everything that comes to mind. One thing where introverts are effective is to compile everything. Which was said in a meeting or conversation and shape everything into an idea or single point, a task in which others do not have time to think. Next time you see someone sitting silently with an intense expression on their face, the chances are great that this person is contemplating everything and formulating a critical thought. "
2. They give you more freedom
"Often, even when extroverts are well-intentioned, they let their exuberance overshadow their co-workers, when they are the only ones who perform the show, that feature becomes especially problematic. Extroverts are bad leaders, only that there is a greater chance that an introvert will actively seek out ideas from each member of their team, often thinking about the needs of the people around them instead of their own. His thoughts with those of his team, while extroverts try to bend them and subordinate them to their ideals. "
3. They need some time alone
"I am a big fan of the Kitchen Nightmares program. One of the main reasons why restaurants fail at this show is because homeowners are unwilling to delegate tasks appropriately. Preferring to try and be everywhere at Although not all extroverts lead in this way, the fact that they gain energy from socialization (and being in the middle of things) means that they are much more likely to be breathing in their necks at any time. , on the other hand, need time to rest and recuperate. This means that people were working for an introverted leader usually have one more opportunity to do their job independently and thus in a more creative way.
4. They are more genuine
"Although introverts do not seek out people in the same way as extroverts do, they still crave social interaction. The difference is that when they decide to do it, it's usually because they really want to make some kind of connection with this person Interactions with introverts therefore often seem more meaningful.In other words, you have the feeling that they care about you and your particular situation.That's why most introverts prefer to have a handful of best friends instead of a hundred acquaintances. "
5. They are better at making decisions
"Many leaders in history, such as Abraham Lincoln, were great at what they did because they used their time alone to consider the minute details of every decision made." Lincoln, for example, often wrote his thoughts on paper, spending days agonizing over which is not the same as Lincoln's, they usually share this characteristic of tending to meditate on the big decisions during their time alone.Although extroverts certainly have time to think about things, they probably do not like the idea of spending hours in silence and solitude.It is during these retreats away from a society that introverts develop important critical thinking skills and process all the information they have taken throughout the day."