Leadership, like personalities, comes in different shapes and sizes. Introversion or extroversion is not about how shy or social you are; it is about how you derive your energy.
Introverted leaders who struggle with communication, succeed when they understand the underlying needs and benefits for those they lead.
Today, our guest is Tom Yorton of Shyne Advisors. Tom works with introverted leaders in order to help them develop the skills to become better leaders and become their true selves in the process.
In this episode, we’ll be talking about:
- What does it mean to use the conventions of media and entertainment to reach our audiences more effectively
- Other ways on how can an introvert leader communicate more effectively and more interesting
- How can you make yourself memorable through communication
Technological advances continue to accelerate and are driving change in business. Most introverts embrace new technology as an ally and use it to advance their leadership position over peers and competitors.
Introverts tend to be naturally quiet. That can make them good listeners and allow other people’s voices into the conversation. But people need a word from you from time to time; in order to communicate, other introvert leaders use the conventions of media and entertainment to reach our audiences.
Good communication is never perfect, and nobody expects you to be perfect. Also, the best leader is not an introvert or an extrovert. The best leader is someone who can inspire, motivate, and enable others to act. Introverts can be great leaders, as long as they use their natural abilities wisely and use strategies to overcome the challenges inherent in their personality preference.
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