Introverts Make Great Leaders, Too

It’s vitally important for introverts who wish to be leaders to understand how their introversion is viewed by others, how it may impact teams, and to work to overcome additional challenges.

Lisa Petrilli remembers when hired as an Executive Leadership Trainer for a Fortune 500 company she worked for she was given the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator instrument and discovered she was an introvert. "This didn’t surprise me at all, but it did bother me when I was told that most CEOs and elected officials have, historically, been tall, male, extraverts. As a quite petite, female, introvert I felt a bit doomed. ...It’s vitally important for introverts who wish to be in leadership roles to understand how their introversion is viewed by others, how it may impact teams, and to work to overcome additional challenges."

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The best-selling author tells us his methods.

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Susan Silbermann, Global President of Pfizer Vaccines, looks on as a health care worker administers a vaccine in Rwanda. Photo: Courtesy of Pfizer.
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It's the first time the association hasn't hired a comedian in 16 years.

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  • The 2018 WHCA ended in controversy after comedian Michelle Wolf made jokes some considered to be offensive.
  • The WHCA apologized for Wolf's jokes, though some journalists and many comedians backed the comedian and decried arguments in favor of limiting the types of speech permitted at the event.
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