Know About Introverted Leaders?

quizI wrote about how introvert power has taken the world by storm in my last post. Yet, there are still many misconceptions about introverts at work. For instance, many people think introverts are not able to promote their ideas or manage people.

In a great Linked In post called How I Overcame My Fear of Public Speaking, Adam Grant, author of Give and Take and a Professor at Wharton shares what he has learned from giving hundreds of speeches. A confirmed introvert, he explodes a huge myth I hear about introverts; that they don’t “do” public speaking. He refers to Susan Cain, whose famous TED talk is more concrete evidence of the how introverts excel at public speaking.

Take this short quiz to check out how much you know about introverted leaders and I will share the results on this blog. Have we ramped up our knowledge and exploded misconceptions in the last few years? Let’s see:)

2 thoughts on “Know About Introverted Leaders?

  1. George Rodriguez

    Jennifer,

    I read Adam Grant’s post and thought it was spot on. I think too often we get introversion, shyness and even social anxiety all mixed up and rolled into one. I’ll admit I didn’t realize I was both shy and introverted until I read Susan Cain’s amazing Quiet.

    It is becoming more popular to cast introversion in a better light (which I’m happy to see) and through your efforts and others – I’m trying to do my part as well – introverts are finding their voice and able to play to their strengths.

    Keep up the good work.

    George

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