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The Introvert in the Workplace: Becoming an Influencer and Leader #STC18

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Many introverts struggle to succeed in the workplace when asked to “think on their feet” or to make decisions without an array of facts in hand. Much workspace design is moving to open plans, where anyone, much less introverts, may struggle with distractions and lack of privacy. Some introverts may look for leadership opportunities, but feel stymied when trying to figure out how to move up. Although not every introvert is interested in a formal leadership position (nor have the opportunity in their workplace), every introvert has the ability to become an influencer.

Join the presenter as we discuss how to identify our strengths and become influencers when we don’t have positional authority. We’ll discuss strategies that work for us and how to make sure we’re not passed over when leadership opportunities arise. We’ll also create an action plan for becoming that influencer or leader. Attendees will benefit most from the presentation if they know their Myers-Briggs/Keirsey temperament profile in advance or have used other tools such as Enneagram or Strengths Finder.

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The Introvert in the Workplace: Becoming an Influencer and Leader #STC18

  1. 1. BECOMING AN INFLUENCER AND LEADER BEN WOELK– STC SUMMIT 2018 5/24/2018 HTTP://BENWOELK.COM 1 The Introvert in the Workplace
  2. 2. Why Influence or Lead? 5/24/2018 HTTP://BENWOELK.COM 2
  3. 3. Your Speaker Ben Woelk, CISSP, CPTC (trainer), Associate Fellow Incoming STC Vice President 5/24/2018 HTTP://BENWOELK.COM 3
  4. 4. Presentation Overview Influencing and leading in the workplace Identifying strengths and weaknesses Harnessing your innate skills Strategy discussion Action plan 5/24/2018 HTTP://BENWOELK.COM 4
  5. 5. Influencing and Leading in the Workplace 5/24/2018 HTTP://BENWOELK.COM 5
  6. 6. What is Influence? Noun The capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something, or the effect itself Verb affect, have an impact on, impact, determine, guide, control, shape, govern, decide; change, alter, transform 5/24/2018 HTTP://BENWOELK.COM 6
  7. 7. What is Leadership? For our purposes today, a leader Creates an inspiring vision of the future. Motivates and inspires people to engage with that vision. Manages delivery of the vision. Coaches and builds a team, so that it is more effective at achieving the vision. 5/24/2018 HTTP://BENWOELK.COM 7 What Is Leadership? https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newLDR_41.htm
  8. 8. Influencer 5/24/2018 HTTP://BENWOELK.COM 8
  9. 9. Kindness 5/24/2018 HTTP://BENWOELK.COM 9 Kindness is the only service that will stand the storm of life and not wash out. -Abraham Lincoln
  10. 10. Consistency 5/24/2018 HTTP://BENWOELK.COM 10
  11. 11. Connector 5/24/2018 HTTP://BENWOELK.COM 11
  12. 12. Passion 5/24/2018 HTTP://BENWOELK.COM 12
  13. 13. Diligence 5/24/2018 HTTP://BENWOELK.COM 13
  14. 14. Mentoring 5/24/2018 HTTP://BENWOELK.COM 14
  15. 15. Introverted Leader 5/24/2018 HTTP://BENWOELK.COM 15
  16. 16. Introverted Leadership Creating a Shared Vision Servant Leadership Spotlight on the Team and their Accomplishments Considered Actions Creating a Safe Space Listening to Listen
  17. 17. Creating a Shared Vision 5/24/2018 HTTP://BENWOELK.COM 17
  18. 18. 5/24/2018 HTTP://BENWOELK.COM 18
  19. 19. Spotlight on the Team 5/24/2018 HTTP://BENWOELK.COM 19
  20. 20. Considered Actions 5/24/2018 HTTP://BENWOELK.COM 20
  21. 21. Creating a Safe Space 5/24/2018 HTTP://BENWOELK.COM 21
  22. 22. Listening to Listen HTTP://BENWOELK.COM 22
  23. 23. Identifying Strengths and Weaknesses 5/24/2018 HTTP://BENWOELK.COM 23
  24. 24. 5/24/2018 HTTP://BENWOELK.COM 24
  25. 25. Ask someone who knows you well! 5/24/2018 HTTP://BENWOELK.COM 25
  26. 26. Harnessing your Innate Skills 5/24/2018 HTTP://BENWOELK.COM 26
  27. 27. INTJ (Rational—Mastermind) Introvert iNtuitive Thinking Judging Planning Self-Confident Systemic Utilitarian Willful Ingenious 5/24/2018 HTTP://BENWOELK.COM 27 https://keirsey.com/temperament/rational-mastermind/
  28. 28. Foundations Overview of personality types ◦ Extravert/Introvert ◦ Sensing/iNtuitive ◦ Thinking/Feeling ◦ Judging/Perceiving 5/24/2018 HTTP://BENWOELK.COM 28
  29. 29. Foundations Overview of personality types ◦ Extravert/Introvert ◦ Sensing/iNtuitive ◦ Thinking/Feeling ◦ Judging/Perceiving 5/24/2018 HTTP://BENWOELK.COM 29
  30. 30. Foundations Overview of personality types ◦ Extravert/Introvert ◦ Sensing/iNtuitive ◦ Thinking/Feeling ◦ Judging/Perceiving 5/24/2018 HTTP://BENWOELK.COM 30
  31. 31. Foundations Overview of personality types ◦ Extravert/Introvert ◦ Sensing/iNtuitive ◦ Thinking/Feeling ◦ Judging/Perceiving 5/24/2018 HTTP://BENWOELK.COM 31
  32. 32. Planning Logical consequences Contingencies Forest Foresee errors 5/24/2018 HTTP://BENWOELK.COM 32
  33. 33. Self-Confident Decisions come easily Completion and results Long-term consequences Inner drive Analysis Certainty in capabilities 5/24/2018 HTTP://BENWOELK.COM 33
  34. 34. Systemic Drawn to challenges Confront problems Systemic approach/realignment Dedicated Systems 5/24/2018 HTTP://BENWOELK.COM 34
  35. 35. Utilitarian Purpose and reason Deliberate, strategic intent Highly adaptive Plans not set in stone Use and utility of ideas 5/24/2018 HTTP://BENWOELK.COM 35
  36. 36. Willful Tenacious, determined, resolute Can be single-minded Can be hard driving Competitive Iron will Excellence High achievers 5/24/2018 HTTP://BENWOELK.COM 36
  37. 37. Ingenious Insights Thought leadership Reframe ideas Reshape reality Develop frameworks to connect contradictory ideas Pragmatists 5/24/2018 HTTP://BENWOELK.COM 37
  38. 38. Challenges and Strategy Discussion 5/24/2018 HTTP://BENWOELK.COM 38
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  40. 40. Workplace Challenges Misunderstandings Working with other types Introversion vs Extraversion Rationals vs Idealists Artisans vs Guardians Work environment issues 5/24/2018 HTTP://BENWOELK.COM 40
  41. 41. Best Practices CHALLENGE Misunderstandings RESPONSE 5/24/2018 HTTP://BENWOELK.COM 41
  42. 42. Best Practices CHALLENGE Working with Other Types RESPONSE 5/24/2018 HTTP://BENWOELK.COM 42
  43. 43. Best Practices CHALLENGE Workplace environment RESPONSE 5/24/2018 HTTP://BENWOELK.COM 43
  44. 44. Best Practices CHALLENGE RESPONSE 5/24/2018 HTTP://BENWOELK.COM 44
  45. 45. Action Plans 5/24/2018 HTTP://BENWOELK.COM 45
  46. 46. Action Plan How will I learn about my abilities? What do I know about myself and my abilities? What changes can I make to ensure I’m leveraging my abilities to be a positive influence in the workplace? 5/24/2018 HTTP://BENWOELK.COM 46
  47. 47. When I encounter a challenge… CHALLENGE RESPONSE 5/24/2018 HTTP://BENWOELK.COM 47
  48. 48. http://benwoelk.com/
  49. 49. Connect with Me! Ben.woelk@gmail.com @benwoelk https://www.linkedin.com/in/benwoelk https://www.facebook.com/ben.woelk https://Benwoelk.com 49http://benwoelk.com/
  50. 50. Resources 5/24/2018 HTTP://BENWOELK.COM 50
  51. 51. http://benwoelk.com/ Jung Typology Test™ Humanmetrics.com
  52. 52. http://benwoelk.com/
  53. 53. Introverted Leadership Slack Community https://introvertedleadership.slack.com
  54. 54. References Intercom, February 2017. Personality, Temperament, and Technical Communication, Ben Woelk, guest editor. Briggs Myers, Isabel, and Myers, Peter B. Gifts Differing: Understanding Personality Type Cain, Susan Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking Cialdini, Robert. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion Coyle, Daniel. The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups Keirsey, David, Please Understand Me II Woelk, “The Introvert in the Workplace: Becoming an Influencer and Leader.” Intercom, May-June 2018. Mentoring/Coaching 5/24/2018 HTTP://BENWOELK.COM 54

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