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It’s often assumed that a successful entrepreneur appears powerful and can take over a room in a matter of minutes, or be found charming their way through a sales pitch. The business world has somewhat overlooked the introvert entrepreneurs, and that’s probably just how they like it.
Introverts don’t crave glorification or need an ego-boost to get the job done.
Consider Bill Gates with an $80 billion fortune, Harry Potter famed author J.K Rowling, and the successful investor Warren Buffett–these self-proclaimed introverts are pioneers in their respected crafts. What can we learn from introvert entrepreneurs that make’s them great business leaders?
To think creatively, introvert entrepreneurs go into seclusion to give food to their thoughts. Introvert entrepreneurs often demonstrate emerging leadership qualities. These leaders are best known for using their harnessed creativity to provide solutions.
An introvert naturally takes others’ ideas into considerations and always analyze what others bring to his table. The non-threatening ways of an introvert entrepreneur make them effective leaders to learn from.
Introverts, by nature, focus on unsolved issues-almost to a fault. Wasting no brain space on abstract ideas tend to result oriented.
Introverted entrepreneurs prefer to actually listen to their colleagues, partners, and other business stakeholders. The listening skills of an introvert are critical for a business to scale.
Introvert entrepreneurs listen first and speak second. Giving themselves time to absorb information, this leader doesn’t make hasty decisions. They prefer to measure everything at stake. By thinking critically they are able to weigh all possible outcomes. This is a MUST for successful business ownership.
Introverts draw their motivation and inspiration from within. Such entrepreneurs do not need others’ support and guidance to accomplish tasks. These introverts aren’t afraid to rely on their team while carrying their own weight (and then some). This is an important trait of successful businessmen.
The next time you seek a business partner or investor, don’t shy away from the quietly introverted entrepreneur–they may just surprise you.