Why is it that people ask this question? “Do I have to be an extrovert to be a good leader? I like people, but I am not always comfortable striking up conversations with people I do not know, does this mean I will not be a successful leader?”
But not this question? “Hey, do I need to dial it down a bit and be less outgoing to be a good leader?”
There is a place for each of us in the leadership world. We just lead differently.
Do you work best when it is quiet? Or do you prefer more activity and stimulation? Do you gain energy by being around others or is it alone time that restores your reserves?
The difference between introverts and extroverts plays a role in how we interact. It shapes how we think and therefore how we communicate. Sometimes it even shapes our opinion of what it takes to be a leader. If you are curious about introverts as leaders, then this 90-minute audio course is for you.
Based on the book Quiet by Susan Cain and other sources, let’s look at what it means to lead as an introvert.
Two 45-minute audios cover these topics and more! – Are extroverts more likable? – Thinking alone is not a bad thing – Soft power and how to use it. – Introverts and extroverts and communication – Public speaking for introverts – When should an introvert act like an extrovert?
And you will earn 1.5 professional development units.
If you suspect you are an introvert, or if you know you are an introvert and you lead teams, this is a great course for you! This 90-minute audio course will help you get to know yourself better and help you to embrace your place as a powerful introverted leader.
PS. Extroverts, don’t feel shut out, take this course and gain a better understanding of your colleagues who come from the ‘quiet’ side.
Margaret is pmStudent community leader. Her background in IT Project Management and PMO Leadership; enables Margaret to understand that managing projects can be difficult. This is why her goal is to provide her community with knowledge and skills that can be used on the job RIGHT NOW! Her wish is to see her students take on tough projects and emerge as strong and sought-after project managers.
Margaret is a dynamic teacher, who uses her real-life lessons learned combined with inspiration, common sense, and a dash of humor to create students who successfully navigate the human side of the project world.
Margaret Meloni holds an M.B.A. from California State University, Long Beach. And a PhD in Religious Studies from University of the West. She is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).