Quietly successful | Three skills introverts need to be great leaders

Three skills introverts need to be great leaders

On first appearances, Bill Gates doesn’t seem like an obvious leader. Quietly spoken and unassuming, it was clear from an interview he did in Australia a few years ago that he considers himself to be an introvert. On being asked how he managed to succeed in a “predominantly extroverted world” he paused before saying: “I think introverts can do quite well.”

Gates is, of course, the billionaire founder and CEO of Microsoft – one of the most successful business leaders in the contemporary world. And he’s not the only great leader to be an introvert: Eleanor Roosevelt, Warren Buffet and Barack Obama are introverts who’ve gone on to be at the very top of their game.

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