People often think that introverts are at a disadvantage when it comes to trying to advance to leadership positions. The true test of our leadership potential is not found in our natural personality profile, or our introversion or extroversion. It’s about our ability to be self-aware and to use our awareness as a guide for… Read more »
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Learn how to work better with your introverted and extroverted colleagues.
If you don’t share the same circuitry as an introvert, I hope this information helps you to understand a colleague or loved one just a little better.
As a team leader, encouraging your whole team to bring their thoughts and opinions to the table takes intentional planning, but has the potential to bring out the best in each team member. Here are a few tips to cultivate a productive environment for your whole team during your next meeting.
First of all, what does it mean to be a highly sensitive person? Not to be confused with introversion or shyness, the concept of the “highly sensitive person” (HSP) was coined by Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D. in the early 1990’s and refers to about 15-20% of the population with a highly sensitive nervous system. In… Read more »
Do you remember the Aesop Fable of the Hare and the Tortoise? Sick of trash talk from the hare about whom was the fastest, the Tortoise told him to put up or shut up and challenged the hare to a race. The hare gets off to a fast start and is so sure of a… Read more »
There has been many a night in my lifetime where I dream a dream about not being able to speak or my voice is gone. I try to scream and shout but not a word comes out. Paging Dr. Freud: I think this has something to do with me being concerned about whether my voice… Read more »
There’s No “I” in Team – But There is a “ME”! Why Teamwork is Overrated Let’s all work together! Sounds great, right? Well, sometimes it is. But if you want to create an environment where creativity, imaginative problem solving, and attention to detail flourishes, you may need to let some of your team members work… Read more »
I recently watched this TED Talk on the power of introverts, and, being an introvert myself, was inspired by Susan Cain’s insights. So many of her points were spot on, and I wanted to share her wisdom with the GovLoop community. Cain begins her TED Talk by telling the audience a story about her childhood… Read more »