Introverts

I’m going to stray from my usual SAP focus on this blog yet still share a topic which is extremely important for SAP consultants. Introversion. 

No, I’m not saying that if you work in technology you are necessarily an introvert. But even if you don’t consider yourself an introvert, your coworkers and manager might think you’re one simply by the nature of your work. The trouble with being considered an introvert is that in a culture which values charisma and sociability, you will routinely be passed over for opportunities such as leadership roles and job promotions. 
 
Susan Cain, the author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, delivered an excellent talk at TED2012 on this subject. The whole video is available below, and a written summary of the content can be found here.
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