The Dignity of Their Own Rhythm

by Jennifer Kahnweiler, Ph.D.

Their Own RhythmI had a great dialogue with Red Cape Revolution founder Darcy Eikenberg recently. Our freewheeling conversation about our own experience with coaching and working with introverts was a delight.

One of the points in our discussion and something you can apply as a PMP Project Manager: We live in such an extroverted, centric world that the people who are the talkers – whether it be in brainstorming sessions or in coaching itself do a real disservice to introverts when they fill in the sentences. I think that equation we’ve all heard as coaches is that you should have the 80:20 rule, coaches speaking 20%. That should mirror a lot of conversations you’re having, when you’re trying to get the best out of the introverts in your organization, allow them the dignity of their own rhythm!

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