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Leaders who listen create space for great ideas to emerge

At your next meeting, take a page from my mentor Jack and remember that the best way to learn something is to shut up and listen. If inspiration strikes you in the middle of the team meeting, and you’re worried you’ll forget that great thought, jot it down. If the idea is truly that fantastic, it can wait. And it’s highly probable that in the silence of your listening, an even better idea will soon emerge from the group.
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Why extroverts fail, introverts flounder and you probably succeed

Why extroverts fail, introverts flounder and you probably succeed | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

The typical view that extroverts make the best leaders has one teensy flaw: It’s probably not true. Article by Daniel H. Pink in Washington Post's 'On Leadership'. 


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donhornsby's curator insight, February 13, 2013 8:00 AM

(From the article): Spend a day with any leader in any organization, and you’ll quickly discover that the person you’re shadowing, whatever his or her official title or formal position, is actually in sales. These leaders are often pitching customers and clients, of course. But they’re also persuading employees, convincing suppliers, sweet-talking funders or cajoling a board. At the core of their exalted work is a less glamorous truth: Leaders sell.

 

So what kind of personality makes the best salesperson — and therefore, presumably, the most effective leader?

Russ Bergeman's curator insight, February 13, 2013 9:51 AM

There is some great information in this piece that may change your perspective on the influence that personality (especially at the extremes) has on leadership and/or sales. The author believes that effective leadership involves salesmanship. The question then becomes, which personality type makes the most effectives salesperson: introvert, extrovert, or a third type.

 

The findings are interesting and demonstrate to me that leadership requires a sense of moderation on the part of the individual.

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The Introvert/Extrovert Spectrum

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If there is any one concept attached to the present revolution, it is the acceptance that artists exist wherever knowledge is created and where understanding is pursued and achieved. Scientists are artists. Teachers are artists. Intellectuals and philosophers are artists. Knowledge workers are artists. They are the superheroes among us.
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