Creatives are often assumed to be quiet, introverted types. While that stereotype is not always true, a recent article by Jason Tselentis on HOWdesign.com highlights some the strengths introverted creatives bring to leadership positions.
“…in her NPR interview, Cain cites research from Wharton management professor Adam Grant and two colleagues that suggests how introverted leaders “are more likely to listen carefully to suggestions and support employees’ efforts to be proactive.””
Tselentis goes on to point out that ultimately, the most important quality for leadership is strong communication and collaboration skills, not whether you are an introvert or extrovert:
“But most importantly, you need good communication skills. A good leader knows when to listen or speak. When to motivate others or stand back and watch. When to use words or use actions to get the team moving forward. Integrity, reliability, sincerity, courage, courtesy, readiness, and so much more, go into being a great leader.”