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Posted by Kathryn Schuyler.
As my friends know and my BK coworkers have quickly come to discover, I am an incurable introvert. And, like legions of my fellow introverts, words like “network,” “party,” and “talking” send me running to my closet, to either A. dig out my handy-dandy extrovert mask or B. lock myself in and hope no one notices my absence.
But in her book The Introverted Leader , Dr. Jennifer Kahnweiler offers a third tactic for handling uncomfortable circumstances.
She helps introverts in leadership roles by taking a closer look at their potential responsibilities like public speaking and team management. But I’ve found that Kahnweiler’s advice can be applied even beyond the realm of the workplace. Let’s take a lesson from The Introverted Leader and find out how you and I can becomes senseis of social situations.
It’s as easy as the 4 P’s:
The 4 P’s can help us master any potentially awkward environment. Here’s a situation that scares the bejeebers out of me:
Scenario: You get invited to the wedding of the only high school friend you’ve kept in contact with. It’s in her college town and your significant other can’t possibly attend. Translation: You’re headed to a wedding where you know no one but the bride. Introvert translation: You’re shark bait.
And, just like that, you’re a party-going guru.
Be sure to read Dr. Jennifer Kahnweiler’s The Introverted Leader for an in-depth study on the 4 P’s and how to put them into practice in your workplace.
Check out Part 2 of this post on how to rock difficult phone calls!
What social situations make you wet your introverted pants? Comment below!
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