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5 management strategies for introverts

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Robert Lentz

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in Leaders & Managers,Leadership Skills

“I can't do this job quite as well as others would,” you might think if you're an introvert, “because I'll never be as assertive, outgoing or friendly as it requires sometimes.”

Dr. Nancy Goldman of New York University won't let you dwell on these supposed shortcomings. As an introvert, you bring unexpected qualities to the table, such as a capacity for deeper reflection, preparation and focus.

Perhaps all you really need is a set of strategies to offset what Goldman refers to in her webinar, Quiet Strength: The Introvert's Guide to Management, as “interaction fatigue.” A few too many meetings, a little too much teamwork … even casual office celebrations can cause an unpleasant level of it. Try these workarounds to keep your productivity high and the impressions you leave on others memorable:

1. Set boundaries. There's a natural human tendency to load work onto those who complain the least—a real dilemma...(register to read more)

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