Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Quiet People

"Offsites are for extroverts, but most of your genius is in introverts. With the stock market, we have a 24-7 forum that introverts see as a safe haven for sharing...We're getting an awful lot of fuel for this engine from the quiet people. Don't confuse extroverts with geniuses."

Jim Lavoie, CEO, Rite Solutions, quoted in: William G. Taylor, Practically Radical: Non-so-crazy Ways to Transform your Company, Shake up Your Industry, and Challenge Yourself.

Finally a CEO response to former GE-man Jack Welch's bold statement in Winning that "the world generally favors people who are energetic and extroverted."

I suspect both are true.

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