Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Can an introvert be bossy?

Can an introvert be bossy? The article "Not All Good Leaders Are Bossy: Let's not forget the quiet power of introverts in our quest to boost female leaders" by Olga Khazan discusses the suggestion that girls (and I would add, women) might be dissuaded from "leaning in" for fear of being judged as being bossy.

But Khazan correctly notes that many of the characteristics of introverts -- and specifically, introverted girls -- are the opposite of what would be defined as bossy, and this shouldn't preclude them from leadership roles.