Why I Ask
Throughout your career, you have learned to become an increasingly successful leader. You learned how to lead yourself and others (up, down, and sideways!).
I’m writing a book on leadership with a focus on introverted skeptics. I’m very excited about this! Your experiences give true context and perspective to the leadership concepts I’m writing about. I want to hear about the stories and examples of an inflection point in your career as a way to test my ideas, provide context for my readers, and deepen the impact.
I can draw from my own experiences and will. Even with those rich experiences, it’s only a single lens. Yours will make it an even richer reading experience.
The Stories I Seek
Your journey has been uniquely your own. If you are introverted or skeptical – or both – you have learned how to make that work for you along the way. The story I seek is of that learning about yourself as a successful and effective leader.
Examples would include the situation, your insight or realization, and how you changed as a result. Don’t worry about grammar and syntax! I’m interested in you – not your spelling skills!
Scenarios to share may be related to (but not limited to):
- When you realized you didn’t need to pretend to be someone else to be an effective leader (talk more, ask less, etc)
- How you leveled up as a leader when your responsibilities grew within your career
- Found ways to connect and influence other leaders while keeping your energy bucket full
Please know, any personally identifiable information would only be included with your explicit permission.