To keep with the theme of the I Power Ideas site, this will not be an in-depth review but rather selecting highlights to pique your interest in the book to go pick it up and read and understand the concepts in more detail. Enjoy.
“Leader = Listener”
Steve Jobs (quote)
Remove negative thoughts and focus on what you are going to say (when you get nervous).
Try not to take yourself so seriously.
Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Donate time and/or money as makes you go out of your comfort zone.
“Dare to be different and dare to stand out”
“Always do your best and never worry about what anyone else thinks about it.”
Being an introvert is not the problem.
“Doubt self – constantly worry about what other people were thinking about me.
Shonda Rhimes, Warrant Buffett, Albert Einstein, Elon Musk, and Steven Spielberg were all introverts.
Warren Buffett said,
“Be greedy when others are fearful and fearful when others are greedy”
If you don’t say anything then people will miss value and feel you weren’t needed.
Abraham Lincoln was quoted as saying,
“Better to be quiet and considered a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.”
What makes me unique? And how can it benefit others?
Focus on needs of those you are talking to.
A good leader makes informed decisions.
“Bad news doesn’t get better with time”
Along these lines, check out the book “Radical Candor” – a great read and goes deeper into how to make touch conversation more effective and easier.
What happened to “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all?”
Accountability – “things did not work out because I did …”.
An I Power Seed is, use “I statements”.
A sports player was once heard saying, “Success is on the team, failure is on me.”
Strong desire to be accepted – be authentic self.
I Power Seed add: also be genuine.
“If you are sitting in a room and you are the smartest person there, then you’re in the wrong room.”
Strong team will free you (and your team) from pressure.
Team and delegation.
I Power Seeds
Here are our takeaways and thoughts - pause and reflect, then nourish and grow!
This was an excellent book for those fellow introverts who want to improve their leadership skills be becoming more confident to be less of an introvert.