It certainly feels like you are faced with constant confrontation, maybe with a customer, or you have to mediate between two employees, and it can certainly get you down. When you are of an introverted disposition, but you are in a position of power, it’s a very fine balance to tread, because you want to be seen as that useful and resourceful leader, but sometimes, you don’t have the internal strength to push through. This is where help is, and should be, harnessed. And what are the best ways introverted leaders can make the most of additional help?
Outsourcing has long been a crutch of sorts that businesses use to get them through troubled times. Whether this is through an IT consulting company to show you exactly where you’re going wrong from the technical side of things or using contractors to spruce up your marketing or website. Many startups and small businesses use outsourcing to their advantage, and you should too. If there are areas of your business you aren’t skilled at, it’s these you should outsource, remember that!
Using Those That Shout Loudest
Sometimes, we feel that those people who are natural leaders appear to be forthright, and are incredibly vocal. After a while, we learn that this is not the case at all. But it’s more the folly of youth, that if you shout loud, then you will be heard. It’s these types of people you can use to your advantage, especially if you find yourself to struggle to get people’s attention, or there are things that you feel you’re not putting across as well. By making the most of these people, and, in essence, using them as your mouthpiece, this will work to your advantage infinitely.
Who Are Your Idols?
We can feel that, from time to time, what we are saying isn’t coming across the way we want it to, or we are struggling with ourselves in an internal sense. These crises of confidence are nothing new, and even those that have been in the industry for years still falter from time to time. When you feel like this, it’s important for you to find help from the unlikeliest of sources. When we are stuck for a way out, or we hit a wall, we should look to those who have blazed the trail before us, and apply some of their attitudes to what we are doing. After all, the people you idolize have shaped certain aspects of how you operate, either in a personal sense or in business. And not only does looking to these people provide answers, but it’s also going to provide inspiration and a moral lift during these tough emotional times.
And don’t forget, you can make the most of your own personality traits, just as long as you are acutely aware of who you are. It doesn’t have to be your responsibility to shout out loud to get everybody to hear you, and there are numerous examples of great leaders that aren’t gung-ho in their personality. At the end of the day, the best leaders see the bigger picture, and they trust their instincts. But, in addition to this, they use their resources well.