I’m introverted myself, so I thoroughly enjoyed the lessons in Brenda Savoie’s article on how introverts can develop their leadership skills. It’s geared towards entrepreneurs but can be applied to your life even if you’re not one. Excerpt:
Some of the most acknowledged leaders are introverts. You don’t have to be outgoing, crazy communicative, and incredibly charismatic to achieve greatness in this life.
A leader’s strength comes from creativity and ideas; not from social skills. But when you’re afraid to come out of your protective shell, you’re missing out on an opportunity. Introverts can be great leaders if they leverage their strengths, and cultivate some of their flaws.