Introverts: The Best Leaders For Proactive Employees

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Executive Summary

Think effective leadership requires gregariousness and charisma? Think again. Introverts actually can be better leaders than extraverts, especially when their employees are naturally proactive, according to Harvard Business School professor Francesca Gino. Key concepts include: Extraverted leaders can be a liability if the followers are extroverts, tending not to be receptive to employees who make suggestions and take initiative. Introverted leaders are more likely to listen to, process, and implement the ideas of an eager team.

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