Here are number of relevant articles, which I hope you find interesting.

The problem with authenticity at work

The problem with authenticity at work

There’s a fundamental problem with the idea that being authentic at work is the solution to team performance and something a leader has to show and strive for. It’s an idea which has been overstated and seems to have more in common with the modern trend of over sharing and splurging personal feelings on social media.

Introverts are no more, or less authentic, than extroverts; even though they may spend less time-sharing personal views and feelings. In fact they value being part of a close knit team.

Looking at what authenticity is reveals that psychological safety at work needs to come first and that this is what a leader should strive for, rather than authenticity.

How are you working on the psychological safety in your team?

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Leadership psychology and introversion

Leadership psychology and introversion

What is survival psychology and is there an introvert / extrovert angle on it? This episode of Activate Your Introvert features a discussion with Leadership Psychologist Tony Brooks.

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Leadership psychology and introversion

Leadership And A Focus On WHY

WHY should you focus on why? In this episode of Activate Your Introvert I chat with Amy Rowlinson about purposeful leadership and WHY.

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Introvert friendly communication

Introvert friendly communication

Many people struggle to get introverts to communicate with them. This can be especially frustrating in business when a leader wants some of quieter team members to “open up more”. The benefit of doing so is less frustration (both leader and introvert), better team work, better productivity and better staff retention.

Understanding key introvert / extrovert differences (internal processing, people energy and preference for quieter locations) will allow you help others communicate more easily to (plan in advance, allow them more time to reply, and create suitable breaks). The article ends with 10 specific tips to improve a conversation with an introvert.

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Leadership psychology and introversion

Introversion and leadership

This episode of Activate Your Introvert features a discussion with Paul Harris, who helps farmers to build harmonious high-performance teams. It seems that leaders in agriculture have the same misunderstandings as many others.

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