Are you a persuasive speaker?
A few extroverted people typically dominate a meeting. They enthusiastically jump right into the conversation and speak with confidence. They’re quick with ideas, especially when there’s little data and no obvious answers.
This is an incredible skill to have. But are persuasive speakers effective?
Some of the quieter people are likely taking in the information and processing it in a deep way. They’re thinking through all the risks and possible outcomes.
They prefer not to speak until they have a better handle on the information, especially when there’s little data and no obvious answers.
This, too, is an incredible skill to have.
The most critical decisions happen when there’s little data and no obvious answers. This is when the stakes are highest.
When you have to make a critical decision, how do you make sure you get the benefits of both types of people’s perspective?
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