Today, when we think of great leaders, we typically think of people with charisma, booming voices and big, bold personalities.
Since the turn of the 20th century, it’s these qualities that have garnered praise, while qualities like being quiet and introspective have been seen as subpar, writes author Susan Cain in her book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.
Our culture has dictated that great leaders and employees must be extroverts who are able to not only sell their companies, but also sell themselves.
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