Does silence make you uncomfortable? Do you feel the need to fill every void in the conversation? For us more talkative leaders (I’m looking at you, sales people!) we rarely find difficulty in filling the quiet space. In fact, many of us get reenergized when we get to meet and talk to new people!
Quieter leaders, on the other hand, are rarely like that. Quiet leaders aren’t troubled by a lack of conversation or a long silence, though sometimes talkative leaders are troubled by quiet leaders. In fact, quiet leaders can sometimes be mistaken as arrogant, antisocial, or ignorant by their chatty counterparts, and usually nothing is further from the truth (at least, not only because they are quiet).
Here are five reasons to embrace the quiet and the quiet leaders on your team: (more…)