Many of the activities associated with today’s world (especially the business world) can be challenging for introverts. It is therefore extremely important for introverts to build an armoury of strategies that help them to cope, and ideally to thrive, in this kind of environment.
Positive psychology an neuroscience are showing that success is a function of happiness rather than the other way round. This requires us to re-think how we develop ourselves and our people. We need to work on our thinking and happiness as the route to success.
Sometimes we get so close and involved in an issue that we become myopic and unable to see things clearly. Taking a step back and thinking from another’s perspective can be a powerful way of getting out of the ‘issue’ and to begin to identify potential ways forward.
Measurable impacts can come from adopting a measured approach to development – establishing clear measures of success and then providing the space and support for participants to develop their skills.
Much of what we have been led to believe until now about ‘natural talent’ is being shown to be untrue. It’s been shown that it’s more about application and practice of skills than an inherent ability. The same applies to leadership skills where a process of turning the theory into practical action (and keeping trying) is the key to development of excellence