I wonder what you think of this interview! One thing that stood out was Gino's argument that it's best for introverts to lead authentically and adapt a little, not the other way around. Gino also suggested that being extroverted is generally seen as more of an asset in leadership than being introverted, implying that introverts may feel pressure to become an extrovert... "Don't do this!" she says (paraphrasing). Lead authentically, and adapt a little.
Another article in Forbes suggests a key strength of introverted leaders is the ability to think first and talk later. An introvert by nature, I'll be the first to say that my worst conversations and exchanges are the ones where I do just the opposite! Sometimes I'll speak hastily, eager to come across as an upbeat person and get my point across. A go-getter. You know, an extrovert!
It's refreshing to remember that us introverts can bring a unique set of strengths to the table, while having freedom to adapt when advantageous or necessary. Here's to all the introverted leaders out there!