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The Perceptions of Others
What introverted leaders said about the challenges of the Perceptions of Others
Positive approaches to Managing the Perceptions of Others
What introverted leaders said about how they Manage the Perceptions of Others
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Positive approaches to Managing the Perceptions of Others

Introverted leaders described how they manage or counteract some of the perceptions of others:

  • gaining credit by exceeding expectations

  • recognising that positive perceptions may include being:
    • hard-working and reliable
    • a safe pair of hands
    • someone who gets things done
    • someone who resolves problems
    • thoughtful and genuine
    • calm in a crisis
    • interested and supportive

  • developing confidence by improving your understanding of issues - developing ‘expertise’

  • greeting people when you see them as a quick way to create a positive impression

  • being authentic, honest and able to laugh at yourself

  • responding after meetings with written thoughts

  • staying visible by sharing or reinforcing the contributions of colleagues

  • adopting extrovert behaviours can sometimes result in a ‘quick win’ but is often unsustainable longer term.