Lessons in Leadership from Columbia University’s Dr. Hitendra Wadhwa

Wadhwa, Hitendra. “Lessons in Leadership: How Lincoln Became America’s Greatest President.” Inc.com. Post written by Paula Gean. What’s the coolest part about working at the Marketing Zen Group? Aside from staying on the cutting edge of web marketing, we get to use that knowledge to work with some of the coolest clients out there. One such client is The Institute for Personal Leadership. In their most recent webinar, The Power of Paradox, Dr. Wadhwa briefly explains how extraordinary leaders unlock their full potential. Both in the digital world and the real world, leadership is essential to society. So, what does good leadership encompass? Who is better in leadership roles: Introverts or extroverts? Extroverts relish social settings, enjoy conversing with strangers, and don’t shirk attention.  Yet, these same desirable traits can also be detrimental.  If someone is always speaking, they’re not listening.  If a person is seeking to be social, they’re missing the opportunity for vital one-on-one conversations.  If someone is always the center of attention, they have little time to decompress and recoup.  So if extroverts aren’t better leaders then introverts must be, right? False.  In fact, it’s neither personality type alone; it’s a combination of the two that make the ideal…

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