Becoming Smarter, Bolder Introverted Leaders: Act! Don’t Ask…

Highly acclaimed marketer Seth Godin once said, “…If you want to have an impact, all you can do is lead. You can’t ask.”

This one statement dismantles the conventional wisdom of traditional leadership models, which are full of bromides requiring aspiring introverted leaders to test the water before leaping or gaining consensus.

Introverted leaders wield a high level of psychic power, because they latch onto a compelling idea and ride it until the masses finally discover its viability or disavow it altogether.

If the introverted leader had to wait for the populous to decide what is the best direction, best product or best service, there would be no innovations.

Great breakthroughs are often counterintuitive. The founding father of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud talked about the irrationality of individuals and his nephew, Edward Bernays, built the Public Relations industry around this same notion.

To truly lead requires a boldness and brashness so acute that one would label the practitioner insane. Be insane!

—Ian Sharpe

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