On confidence, influence and charisma

I once believed that great leaders oozed charisma. I saw them as being extroverts with golden tongues that smoothly coerced those around them in to doing their bidding, following them, like the children of Hamlin blindly followed the Pied Piper.

Silly really, I must have been so young and impressionable!

Many of the best leaders I know are introverted, often subdued.

I realise now that leadership is all about influence. Being trustworthy and dependable is usually enough to give others the confidence to follow you on your journey.

Are you an introverted or extrovert leader?

What problems does this bring for you?

About Peter Borner

Peter is an entrepreneur and successful business leader. Currently leading a consultancy firm specialising in technical diligence for M&A and advising global firms on IT consolidation and migration to consumption based costing through the use of Cloud Technologies.

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