An introvert’s guide to leadership
One of my clients (I’ll call him Kieran) is an introvert. But a lot of his clients mistake him for an extravert. He doesn’t seem at all shy – he is chatty and sociable, makes strong eye contact and has a lot to say about both work and life.
Many of his colleagues also think of him as quite extraverted. It’s only a minority of people who know him quite … Read more
Networking tips for introverts
A few days ago, a journalist from a major newspaper asked me to put together some tips for introverts who want to network more effectively. I’ve helped lots of journalists over the years but tend to find that I’ll write maybe 800 words and they’ll quote about 80 words! So I thought I’d share some tips with you directly.
- Understand that networking matters for career success. I always say to
Who are the best sales people – introverts or extraverts?
Quickly, off the top of your head, what would you describe as the stereotype of a sales person? You might think a sales person should be smooth, fast-talking, outgoing and persistent. But of course successful sales people need to ask questions and understand their customers and clients too.
So would you guess that the most successful sales people would be introverts or extraverts?
Introverts tend to be better listeners. They … Read more
Are you (or someone you know) a bit quieter and on the introverted side?
Would you say that you’re someone who’s naturally confident and comfortable speaking up at work? If not, don’t worry because you’re not alone. Many people who are at the more introverted end of the spectrum find that they need to work harder at making their mark at work.
I was recently asked by a journalist at Go Think Big to contribute some top tips on beating shyness. The journalist only … Read more