The unexpected leader
Not all leaders are energetic extroverts who thrive on connecting with large networks. Some leaders are more reserved, need alone time, and seek less stimulation throughout the day. These are the introverts of the world. And, while their unassuming traits may seem like a major disadvantage to leadership, introverts can leverage them into distinctive strengths.
So, how does such a seemingly passive and reserved person become a successful leader and rally their cardiovascular service line (CVSL)?
Look no further. We’re sharing 4 tips for staying an introvert and emerging a leader.
What type of leader are you?
Calm and collected
When a chaotic situation arises, follow these steps:
Extroverts have strong traits that also make them great leaders—and great mentors. Their outgoing personalities can play a huge role in getting their team motivated.
This aspect of extroverts can also help introverted leaders break out of their shell. Through coaching, introverts can develop the complementary skills needed for empowering their staff and managing their departments.
THE PERFECT TEAM FOR EACH LEADER
On Choosing a manager for a teamChris Maxwell, PhD<br /><i>Senior Fellow, Center for Leadership and Change Management, at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and faculty member for Diamond 6 Leadership and Strategy, LLC</i>
QUICK TIP! Step out of your comfort zone
Sharpen your leadership skills by practicing these 5 extroverted techniques:
Power up your mind
Whether it’s during the work day or after hours, it’s important for you to disconnect, reflect, and do activities you enjoy.
Leading with confidence
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