A two-day introduction to the beauty and necessity of introverted leadership
INTROVERT REVOLUTION: Yin Leader Workshop
Do you ever feel like you’re trying to be somebody else? Are you ready to start leading from your authentic self? Are you a leader that doesn’t fit the extroverted leader stereotype that is prevalent in our culture? Contrary to popular myth, introverted and ambiverted leaders are great leaders. 40% of CEOs are introverts. Many great leaders throughout history have been introverts (Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, Moses, Gandhi). The same is true of many current leaders (Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Tony Hseih, Reid Hoffman). In a 2010 study at Wharton Business School, introverted leaders were found to be more effective than extroverted leaders when leading highly proactive teams. And yet, the extrovert bias related to leadership in our society continues. Have you encountered this bias in your spheres of influence?
This two-day lab focuses on the unique challenges yin (introverted and ambiverted) leaders face in an extrovert-biased culture. By participating with a small group of other yin leaders (limit of 16), you’ll have the opportunity to learn, compare notes, and begin to build positive supportive relationships.
DO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING APPLY TO YOU?
Over half of the population is more introverted than introverted. Over 40% of CEOs are introverts. Many of the most widely respected historical leaders were clearly introverted. In a 2010 study at Wharton Business School, introverted leaders were found to be more effective than extroverted leaders when leading highly proactive teams. This two-day workshop focuses on the unique challenges yin leaders face in the yang-oriented extrovert-biased culture of the West. By participating with other yin leaders (limit of 16), you’ll have the opportunity to learn, compare notes, and begin to build positive, supportive relationships.
"I liked the relaxed, respectful atmosphere. Unpacking the psychological chemical aspects of introverts and extroverts was a particular "aha" moment!"
"I liked bouncing ideas off of other introverts and getting their feedback on how they handle situations or have adapted things."
"I liked the size of the class - the smaller group was easier for me to open up in."
"Small group size, good coverage of introversion/extroversion traits, humor, safety."
"Camaraderie, brain science piece of introversion, "history" and significance of introversion, common strategies for struggles"
UPCOMING YIN LEADER WORKSHOPS
Location: Boise, Idaho area (Meridian, Idaho)
Date: August 3rd and 4th
Info: Courtyard by Marriot, Meridian, Idaho
Click PDF to download the Workshop Flyer for more information.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND AND WHY?
This workshop is intentionally limited to yin leaders. (I’m working on a different format for introverts and extroverts together to help increase mutual understanding of each other.) This is just for the introverted side of the equation. (I screen the participants ahead through their DISC assessment results to make sure it’s just yin leaders present.) Participating in this two-day event will give you some valuable tools for better leading authentically as an introvert or ambivert. It will also connect you with other leaders working through similar areas of leadership development. This is intended to be a great first step on a new direction forward leading as the real you, leveraging all of your introverted strengths and abilities.
Andy Johnson is an executive coach that is uniquely equipped to partner with you as a yin leader. He combines relevant:
BEFORE YOU COME:
BRIEF OUTLINE OF THE WORKSHOP:
THIS WORKSHOP WILL HELP YOU:
For a listing of upcoming dates and locations of workshops, see introvertrevolution.com.
Registration Fee: $695 / person (10% discount for 3 or more from same organization)
To Register: Please go to the Event Brite registration link on introvertrevolution.com.
AGENDA FOR YIN LEADER WORKSHOP
The Yin Yang Paradigm
3 Dimensions of Yin
Yin & Yang Leadership
AGENDA FOR YIN LEADER WORKSHOP
Updates & Review
Introversion Explained / Myths Debunked
The Path Toward Authentic Leadership (1 slide each)
(rank your current place on each of these) – Likert scale
The Journey of Leadership Transformation
Your Plan of Action
Final Questions / Comments