Valuing Quiet Team Members

Andy Johnson, an executive coach who specializes in quiet leaders, shared with me 3 videos based on Susan Cain’s book Quiet: the Power of Introverts.

Both extroverts and introverts bring value to a team, and both can be effective leaders, although some introverts feel that in order to be seen as a leader, they need to pretend to be extroverts.

Watch these 3 videos and reflect on whether the information rings true with your own personal experience. Do we make the wrong assumptions about quiet members of our teams? Do we pay more attention to talkers and neglect to glean insights and ideas from the reticent?  When might it make more sense to choose an introvert over an extrovert for a leadership position?

Watch, reflect, and if you have a reaction, please share it with me!

You can view the videos here.