Post by Liz Driscoll
We often hear that the The Global Leadership Summit is like a drinking from a firehose. There is just too much good content. And it is difficult for any of it to sink in.
We want to help. Each month, we will tee-up a different Summit Leadership Theme. The theme will be introduced early in the month with new content from a past Summit speaker to begin your reflections. And then mid-month, we will release a 30-minute Defining Moments video where Bill Hybels discusses the content in-depth, sharing insights into how he applied the ideas at Willow Creek Community Church.
For March 2015, our theme is Introverts and Extroverts– wrestling with interpersonal leadership and temperament from Susan Cain’s session Quiet: Challenging the Extrovert Ideal from TGLS 2014.
Susan’s TED talk and book have ignited a Quiet Revolution – elevating the contributions of introverted teammates and describing how some common management practices, like group brainstorming, may actually lead to sub-optimal results.
Here is a fun, short, animated video from Susan Cain.
Watch the video and reflect. What stood out to you? How are you doing in making sure the more quiet and introverted voices in your organization are being heard?
Take it deeper:
– Interact with others by writing your thoughts in the comments section below.
– Grab your journal and write about how you currently interact with introverts and extroverts on your team.
– Watch for the Defining Moments release mid-month and listen to Bill’s insights into how he leans into the strengths of both temperaments at Willow Creek.
– Pull out your Team Edition or Video Card and Susan’s session again with your team. You will probably gain new insights.
– Discuss how temperament affects your leadership in your 1-1s with your staff or your supervisor.
– Make Susan Cain’s book, Quiet, your leadership read for the month.
Enjoy the video . . . and let’s take this month to become better leaders of teams with both Introverts and Extroverts.