Honor your style but understand that you can be overbearing to others that do not share your energy sourcing preferences. Learn to recognize the need and flex your style.
- You just heard Brenda talk about ways that introverts can leverage their strengths and build strong working relationships in the workplace. Our strengths as extroverts are the incredible ability to be the life of the party, make everyone feel valued, juggle multiple priorities, and pull it off with finesse. Now let's embrace those strengths and be mindful of a few red flags that they could result in in the workplace. We extroverts have a lot to learn from our introverted colleagues, and vice versa.
The strategies that I share with you next will help us better understand and learn how to work with our more introverted colleagues. If you're watching this and you lead a team of diverse members, these strategies will help you be a better manager. Now, what I challenge you to do next as extroverts is to look for ways to flex your style and bring value to your teams. Extroversion, though widely accepted as a temperament, has its drawbacks. These strategies will help you get to the center of the continuum and find a happy performance balance.
- Knowing yourself
- Inward vs. outward
- Being vs. doing
- Stretching the introvert
- Making decisions
- Influencing and leading others
- Stretching the extrovert
- Multitasking mindfully
- Networking strategically