39 min

Leadership Beyond Extroversion Tactics for Tech Leadership (TTL)

    • Management

Both conventional wisdom and widespread anecdotes point to the conclusion that extroverts make better leaders. But is there any evidence of this, or is this another belief with little basis in fact?



In this episode, Andy and Mon-Chaio examine the misconceptions around introversion and extroversion and dive into the research around the relationship between extroversion and leadership acumen. They then shift the conversation to the practical implications of these findings for engineering organizations, discussing how leaders, regardless of their place on the extroversion spectrum, can leverage their innate strengths to build and maintain high-performing teams.



References:


Big Five personality test
Myers-Briggs test
Personality and leadership: A qualitative and quantitative review
Continuing the Quiet Revolution: Developing Introverted Leaders in Academic Psychiatry
Extraversion Advantages at Work: A Quantitative Review and Synthesis of the Meta-Analytic Evidence
The Hidden Advantages of Quiet Bosses

Both conventional wisdom and widespread anecdotes point to the conclusion that extroverts make better leaders. But is there any evidence of this, or is this another belief with little basis in fact?



In this episode, Andy and Mon-Chaio examine the misconceptions around introversion and extroversion and dive into the research around the relationship between extroversion and leadership acumen. They then shift the conversation to the practical implications of these findings for engineering organizations, discussing how leaders, regardless of their place on the extroversion spectrum, can leverage their innate strengths to build and maintain high-performing teams.



References:


Big Five personality test
Myers-Briggs test
Personality and leadership: A qualitative and quantitative review
Continuing the Quiet Revolution: Developing Introverted Leaders in Academic Psychiatry
Extraversion Advantages at Work: A Quantitative Review and Synthesis of the Meta-Analytic Evidence
The Hidden Advantages of Quiet Bosses

39 min