The People Leaders Podcast
About This Show
The People Leaders Podcast is a resource for managers and business leaders creating high performing teams. Join leadership and team development experts Jan and Michelle Terkelsen each week and explore both subjects from every angle.
Through practical tips, valuable insights, and compelling interviews with leadership experts around the world, you’ll learn how to bring out the best in your staff and how to give your best as a leader.
We cover issues such as workplace communication, understanding the self and each other, the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), managing virtual teams, our very own High Performing Team Assessment Tool and much more.
Our goal with the podcast is to reduce workplace stress and increase job satisfaction for leaders, managers and their teams worldwide.
Most Recent Episode
Top 10 Tips for Communicating with Introverts
7 days ago
We’ve previously covered our top 10 tips for communicating with extroverts on our podcast and blog. Today it’s the introvert’s turn*. It may well be that you think you don’t have many introverts on your team or in your workplace but that could be because introversion is often misunderstood.
Some think of introverts as shy and/or quiet. This is often the case but these are definitely not universal attributes. See if the tips below help serve as clues for who on your team might be introverted and adjust your approach to them accordingly.
Practice active listening - of course extroverts like it when you list en actively but there is a subtle difference with introverts
Think before speaking
Respect the need for privacy - This is privacy rather than secrecy, especially when it comes to personal details
Speak slowly and calmly...without being condescending
Choose a time and a place to communicate with a minimum of distraction
Pause and wait for a response
Don't come across as imposing or demanding of an immediate response
Provide information and allow time for processing in advance
Stick to topic
Summarize your final thoughts and the direction that you've agreed on
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