Introverts Often Make the Best Leaders
Introversion Creates Quality Leaders
Most people see leadership as the guy on stage riling up the masses. They see the leaders as the outspoken few that inspire change and lead the charge with their charisma and outgoing personalities. But what many fail to see is that extroversion and leadership aren’t the same thing. Those who are great with talking to people aren’t the only ones that can make great leaders.
Introverts have been a hot topic for the past several years. With the internet coming up with a lot of different ways to “love your introvert” and over-all promoting this misunderstood personality type. That’s another topic, today let’s look at the characteristics of the introvert that can help him or her to succeed as a great leader.
Creativity Abounds – Extroverts grow their energy when they’re socializing. Introverts grow theirs when they’re alone with their thoughts. This leads to a thinking period that often results in greater creativity. Leadership varies dramatically based on the group, and creative thinking must be present in order to drive new methods of operating.
Listening Skills – Extroverts love to talk; introverts love to listen. Now that doesn’t mean all extroverts are bad listeners, but by nature the introvert will pay more attention and have a keener grasp on what is truly being said. This leads to better problem solving, and deeper relationships.
Intense Focus – To build up an introvert’s energy, he or she focuses. That intense focus, especially when problem solving, will often result in a unique solution to a problem that is plaguing the group. Being able to hone in without distractions creates a great introverted leader.
Natural Thinkers – An introvert will think first. Even when it’s just a casual conversation without any consequence, the thoughts are always there before the words come out. Introverts will often go through many different iterations of what they say before they say it. This can lead to fewer gaffes.
Quiet Calmness – Introverted leaders are described as having a calm intensity. A trait that is powerful and doesn’t require that the leader resort to being loud and overbearing, but is able to command respect with their quiet and calm, yet intense and precise, demeanor.
Comfort in Solitude – A big part of leadership is being able to prepare oneself for the job duties. It’s hard to prepare when you’re around others, and you need to break away so that you can dive deep into the materials that you’re studying and be able to adequately apply them. Taking comfort in solitude makes that even easier.
Big Sky Collision Center Trains Leaders
Here at Big Sky Collision, our goal is to develop every employee as a leader. That means investing in them and helping them to discover their potential. The result is that they gain an incredible amount of intrinsic value from their career, and they take ownership of the auto body repairs. In the end, we are able to grow as the best auto body repair shop in Montana, and you, the client, reap the ultimate rewards of better repairs and a safer vehicle.