Andres Manuel Olivares Miranda | How to Lead as an Introvert
HOW TO BE A
LEADER AS AN
ANDRES MANUEL OLIVARES MIRANDA
Leaders are often thought of loud and bombastic extroverts
who tend to dominate the conversations of an office setting.
While this may true in some cases, there are plenty of
instances where an rather introverted individual has proved
themselves to be a highly effective leader. But what traits of
an introvert make them a good leader?
WHAT MAKES A
THEN STICK TO
As an introvert, those in a leadership role
frequently find themselves taking plenty of
time to deliberate an important topic. The key
to this however is sticking to your final
decision once it’s been made. They know
they’ve thought about it long and hard and
need to hit the ground running the next day.
Leaders who are more introverted tend to be
more open to ideas that may oppose their own.
This can be a highly beneficial trait especially in a
diverse office setting where someone from a very
different background may have an incredible
idea that a more extroverted person may have
brushed off in lieu of their own idea.
No leader is either entirely an introvert or entirely an
extrovert. An introverted leader still has a few extroverted
qualities. The best leaders are those who are able to draw
from their strengths on both sides of this spectrum
depending on the situation at hand. No two business
decisions are the same and thus it is at the discretion of the
leader to make that call.
YOU CAN BETTER
Introverted leaders have long shown that they
can better empathize with their employees.
Employees that feel understood by their
employer are far more likely to go above and
beyond the call of duty in the office. It should
be noted however that leaders should never
allow themselves to be walked on or feel the
need to take on additional work from
employees if they do not feel it is absolutely