VOICE December 2015 - page 1

Voice
Issue 27
December 2015
A number of years ago, somebody recommended I
read the autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt, First
Lady to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. I was
originally reading the book as part of a speed reading
course, but got so enthralled with this lady, that I
read every single word of the book, and have
subsequently re-read it. Eleanor became one of my
heroes. She was an introvert and in my eyes was one
of the most amazing leaders I have ever studied.
Firstly because she was the strength behind Franklin,
making many public appearances on his behalf
because of his ill health; secondly because, upon
Franklin’s death, Eleanor came to the forefront in her
own right with her human rights work and by being
an amazing role-model for people across the world in
an era of significant world change (1945 to 1962).
Thus began my fascination with leaders who are
more introvert than extrovert. Typically, in the
western cultures we like our leaders to be
charismatic, energetic and enthusiastic; more the
extrovert style. But in a world when effective
communication and setting a vision is not all about
demanding attention in the room or making dynamic
speeches, I think there is more space to consider and
Quiet Leadership
Karen Frost discusses how natural
introverts can become our quiet leaders
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examine how to engage the five
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CONTENTS
Quiet Leadership
In a world when effective
communication and setting a vision is
not all about demanding attention in
the room or making dynamic
speeches, I think there is more space
to consider and understand the ‘quiet
leader’.”
1 2,3,4,5,6,7
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