Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015 in Lifestyle, Publishers & Bloggers, beBee in English Mentor, Editor, Writer, Script Writer • Freelance Writer Oct 11, 2016 · 2 min read · +300



As this Grant study showed, you'll get the most productivity when the personality of the leader is complementary to the personalities of the group members. If you have someone leading a group who you know is charismatic and powerful, your group will get along better with more passive members.

Introverts have been responsible for some of the greatest achievements in history, as well as being some of the most successful business and political leaders in the world.

( HERE WE GO, I LOVE THIS PART ! ) I wonder how many were visionaries and writers? What do you think ?All Introverts. Yep. All of them !

Albert Einstein, Rosa Parks, Bill Gates, Stephen Speilberg, Sir Isaac Newton, Abe Lincoln, Warren Buffett, Charles Darwin, Dr. Seuss, Frederic Chopin, Mahatma Gandi, Mark Zuckenberg, Eleanor Roosevelt…..there are many more for another day. 

When it comes time to pick a group leader, who are you likely to choose? Would it be one of the people eagerly waving their hands in the air in a meeting or volunteering within seconds from an email invitation? These individuals are probably the same ones who tend to be most outspoken, sociable, and hyped up about an opportunity to be recognized. However, don't let their enthusiasm fool you. It turns out that your best choice of a leader is more likely to be the quiet and reticent person who takes a back seat in public discussions. Researchers are finding that introverts make better leaders than extroverts for one simple reason: they're more likely to listen and pay attention to what other people are saying.  It's the introverts you want to choose as leaders, not the extroverts.

Dr. Lisa Rosenbaum, a cardiologist at Cornell Medical School, regarding the question of who makes a better physician—the one with the "people skills" who can engage readily in conversation, or the one with a "reticent mind"? At the risk of great oversimplification the answer is the one who seemingly lacks the gift of the gab. Quieter physicians may actually be the ones who will provide you with better medical care. Why is this? Not necessarily because they're smarter or more knowledgeable, but because they're following instructions, checking symptoms more carefully against diagnoses, and ensuring that they systematically go through proper medical procedures. My kid is one of them. There is much more medical information on this subject, however, I want to pursue another area more specific to being relevant to beBee new writers.

University of Pennsylvania psychologist  Dr. Adam Grant, and others have conducted on the personality qualities of effective leaders (Grant et al., 2011). For years, they considered we thought that people high in extroversion have the necessary qualities for readerships such as charisma, ability to stimulate excitement, and engagement with their group members. However, researchers now believe that leadership by extroverts may come at significant costs. Like the physicians with the great bedside manner who may fail to take careful stock of the complaints by their patients, extroverted group leaders aren't always attuned to the needs and concerns of their group members. You may be more likely to give an extroverted leader higher satisfaction ratings, but when it comes to effective management, that same person may fail to maximize your group's actual productivity .Group leadership by extroverts can come at a cost.

We have so much hidden talent here on beBee USA. It benefits beBee and all of us to encourage our more reticent writers to bring in their work. Join me in my quest. By doing this, we do become the encouraging and caring social media. That is what distinguishes us from others. It also encourages more bees to join. Do not be afraid that your work is going to be scrutinized and criticized, on the contrary, encouraged and promoted is the way to go for our silent talent.I know we will not disappoint them.

Research Credit to Dr Lisa Rosenbaum, cardiologist at Cornell Medical College

Dr Adam Grant, psychologist at the University of Pennsylvania

Presented by your humble scribbler, Karen Anne Kramer