Need for engaged employees
Extroverted leaders enhance group performance when employees are passive. Introverted leaders are more effective with proactive employees.
The moral of the story is that the personalities of leaders and followers should be in harmony for a group to achieve maximum productivity.
However … engaged, proactive employees who take advantage of opportunities in a fast moving, 24/7 business environment, without waiting for a boss to tell them what to do, are becoming increasingly vital to organizational success. If organizations want to attract and keep engaged employees, they might consider looking for introverted leaders more then they did before.
As for the introverted manager I coached, he was never happier to work with an engaged team and continued to motivate them to be even more proactive by hearing and implementing their suggestions.
How about you? Are you happy with your team?