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Four Reasons Introverts Are Naturally Authentic Leaders

It’s a common myth that introverts can’t be great leaders. This is due to the fact that leadership theories have favored extroverts for centuries. Western culture has also traditionally reinforced the leadership of outgoing, dynamic men who are articulately passionate, sure of themselves and just seem to attract followers. Going back to antiquity, the first leadership theory was the Great Man Theory. Through our modern lens, its problems are pretty obvious. It implied that only certain men with the right characteristics could lead—they had to be white, tall, handsome, and wealthy. But old leadership theories fail to address the power
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Introverts: Use Social Media to Up Your Networking Game

By Jennifer Kahnweiler, Ph. D. Jennifer Kahnweiler is one of the leading experts on introverted leadership.  Ironically, she’s an extrovert.  This means that she is dedicating the majority of her life to helping people who are different from her.  As Ben Franklin said, “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.”  Jennifer is a great example of an extrovert caring enough to serve introverts in an attempt to help restore balance in the workplace.  Here are some practical tips from Jennifer on leveraging introverted strengths through effective use of social media:
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Why I’m Writing This Blog

The whole subject of introversion is one that I’ve always felt but until recent years had not been able to articulate.  I guess I experienced it, but didn’t have a name for my experience.  One of the typical ways quiet leaders feel this reality is as a vague nagging sense of inadequacy.  It’s not always spoken, though sometimes it is by others and often by us in our own heads.  Whether it’s spoken or not, we feel it.  I have come to understand this as the reality that we feel as a result of being different from the dominant culture
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