Leila Bulling Towne, an executive business coach, tells managers it’s time to start getting to know introverts.

She gives managers three tips for getting the best out of introverted employees:

  1. Don’t rush to judge.
  2. Silence doesn’t indicate agreement.
  3. Give time for preparation.

Her message is that introverts think, then act.  To sum it up in my own words:  If we don’t respond immediately, it doesn’t mean we don’t know, don’t care or agree.  It means we’re processing it for a thoughtful response.

You can watch the full video here.

Does it ring true for you?