Introverts, extroverts and game-face: how good leadership takes a mix of traits


Desautels Professor Karl Moore recently appeared on Global News to talk about the difference between introverts, extroverts, and ambiverts.

He chalked it up to “How much stimulation do you take before you get tired,” and says that the three exist on a continuum, with the introvert taking the least amount of stimulation, while extroverts thrive on it — and the ambivert pulls strengths from both sides.

Common wisdom has it that leaders are extroverts, but Professor Moore’s research shows that both introverts and extroverts need to sometimes take their cues from the other in order to be good leaders.

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