Webinar Review: Quiet Leadership for Introverts

Last week we attended Faris Khalifeh’s webinar, “Quiet Leadership”, hosted by Alumni UBC

QLeader Webinar Review: Quiet Leadership for Introverts

The webinar focused on how introverts can embrace who they are and leverage their natural strengths. 


Differences Between Introverts and Extroverts

Introverts tend to need more time to think about a problem and arrive at a solution later, while extroverts are able to think and talk at the same time. In order to make communication between personality types more clear, it is important to take into account different needs. Introverts prefer to be given more information prior to a meeting and benefit from more frequent check-ins, compared to their extroverted counterparts who are more likely to reach out and ask questions.

Extroverts feel more comfortable with impromptu and verbal communication. On the other hand, introverts excel at written communication and require more time to “recharge” between interaction, making back-to-back meetings less viable. One of the most important take-aways was that introversion is related to energy management and not shyness, which is a common misconception. If you are an introvert or are managing introverts, this is something to keep in mind since approximately half the population is introverted.


Book Recommendations

Good to Great by Jim Collins

Start With Why by Simon Sinek

Quiet by Susan Cain


Stay tuned for an upcoming podcast episode with Faris on Saturday!


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