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WORKING: Introverted Leaders

July 19, 2012 11:36am (EDT)
(Photo Courtesy of <a href=http://www.flickr.com/photos/lokner/4164251472/>Michael Lokner via Flickr</a>.)
(Photo Courtesy of Michael Lokner via Flickr.)

Quiet. Shy. Timid. Reserved.

All could be terms you’ve heard to describe someone who’s just introverted – in other words, they get energy from small groups or being alone instead of from interacting with others.

On its face, those don’t seem the descriptions of a leader, whether its someone in charge of a shift, a project, or a team.

But we’re hearing more and more about the skills introverts can bring to leadership.

Brandon Smith talks about those strengths – and some of the particular challenges for introverts who want to lead others – in this week’s Working on GPB Radio.

Click here ask Brandon a question about your job or career. We might answer you on the air.

podcast:http://services.gpb.org/sites/default/files/podcast/mp3/07-20-12%20Brandon%20Smith%20EDIT.mp3

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