On today’s episode we are talking about the introverted leader and how they can drive a successful organization.
Jodi Lasky is a seasoned entrepreneur, coach, and author with extensive knowledge in neuropsychology, accountability, productivity, and introversion. Drawing on her background in Communication, Culture, and Technology, as well as law, Jodi has dedicated her career to understanding leadership and personal tendencies. Her coaching program, ‘The Introvert Founder’, leverages her understanding to help introverted entrepreneurs navigate the complexities of business success, encouraging them to work in harmony with their natural tendencies rather than battling against them.
- Introverts Process Internally: Introverted leaders often think deeply and make decisions internally before speaking, which can result in thoughtful and well-considered responses.
- Value of Silence in Meetings: Recognizing the importance of silence in meetings allows for more thoughtful discussions and ensures that everyone has the opportunity to contribute effectively.
- Effective Opening Questions: Introverted leaders can foster meaningful connections by using opening questions that encourage substantial conversations, bypassing small talk.
- Respect Non-Working Time: Introverts value their non-working time for recharging, and leaders should be mindful not to expect constant communication outside regular working hours.
- Empathy and Awareness: Introverts often possess heightened awareness, making them skilled at reading body language and understanding subtle cues, which can enhance empathy and understanding in leadership roles.
Jodi’s Top 3 Takeaways for the Audience:
- Introversion is not shyness. Don’t look at a shy person and assume they are introverted and don’t look at a person who is speaking and assume they are an extrovert.
- Use the people around you to remember the things you need to follow up on. Remember to interact with your people.
- Meet people where they are. Leaders need to adjust their style, not expect others to adjust to theirs.
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