How managers can create a work environment for both introverts and extroverts to thrive

communication-toolkit-for-introvertsThis is the final segment of  Communication Preferences of Introverts and Extroverts, chapter one of the introvert book, Communication Toolkit for Introverts. 

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How managers can create a work environment for both introverts and extroverts to thrive

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Reasons why an introvert may not want to act like an extrovert

The chapter one preview of Communication Toolkit for Introverts, #CTIntroverts, continues here in blog post form. You can catch up with What are the differences between introvert and extrovert communication, for clarity on this next introvert book chapter share.  Skip to the end of the post if you want to get the complete chapter now.

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Reasons why an introvert may not want to act like an extrovert

Let’s say you aspire to a leadership position in your company. You have the time in your current position and the background of practical experience in your role. Right now there is a supervisory or management position open. Your boss is looking for someone who speaks up in meetings and shares lots of ideas.

Immediately, your thoughts begin to focus on questions of how to be more vocal and speak your ideas out loud.

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Communication Toolkit for Introverts: Preview Chapter – Communication Preferences of Introverts and Extroverts

In acting to supplement my publisher’s marketing, they responded quickly to my request: to get a sample chapter or two in a downloadable format for you. Just in time for summer holiday blog planning!

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Over the next few weeks, you’ll be getting an inside peek of the first chapter. Then in the fall you’ll get one of my favorites chapter six.

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Charge Up Your Introvert Voice: interview with Donna Price

Did she really ask that?

Did I really say that?

We met on LinkedIn and if you are on LinkedIn you know how these things happen.

Meet Donna Price, Business Coach, Innovator, and Facilitator, who was intrigued by my book Communication Toolkit for Introverts and invited me to be a guest on her BlogTalkRadio channel.

It was interesting learning her take on introversion too.

As much as I rehearse a presentation, I am always ready to mix up something I hadn’t planned to say. You can fast forward to any of these particular and approximate minute designations (minutes in) for key points in the conversation.

Charge Up Your Introvert Voice: interview with Donna Price

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What if Introverts Didn’t Have to Compete with Extroverts?

Just recently I was reading the Blue Ocean Strategy (BOS) blog post, From Blue Ocean Strategy to Blue Ocean Leadership, when it occurred to me:

What if introverts have to compete with extroverts?

Of course maybe it’s just a feeling that we have to compete. Either way, if it’s a feeling or if it’s true, I think the BOS can help us hone our advantage.

Are you familiar with Blue Ocean Strategy (BOS)?

My discovery of it came out of a failed partnership in a tee shirt company a few years back. Learning about the BOS concept was one of my business takeaways although in working with five other partners we did not adhere to the concepts, which possibly contributed to our demise.red_ocean_surfaceTM

W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne present the concept in a 2005 book of the same title. It’s a metaphor that contrasts the wide openness of a blue ocean (unknown and untapped markets) with an overpopulated red ocean (traditional and crowded competitive markets.)

What’s relevant about it for the more introverted of us? Maybe we could use it in part, for our organizational leaders or colleagues we work to look at our abilities and energy to contribute to greater performance?

Let’s have a little fun and apply part of the BOS strategy to a workshop like exercise.

We’ll start with we (introverts and extroverts alike) are all considering be partners in a new blogging platform.

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