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Are Introverts Good Leaders?

Inside Mental Health: A Psych Central Podcast

Release Date: 04/01/2021

Are Introverts Good Leaders? show art Are Introverts Good Leaders?

Inside Mental Health: A Psych Central Podcast

If you’re an introvert, can you become a leader? Are quiet people capable of leading at all or is a loud, charismatic personality a requirement of leadership?

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Inside Mental Health: A Psych Central Podcast

Many people have heard the phrase “inner child,” but what does that really mean? Today’s guest explains how she has reinterpreted the inner child archetype for the modern reader — delving into how metaphors of the sun child, shadow child, and inner adult will help you improve your life and relationships.

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In today’s episode, life coach Mike Bayer from the Dr. Phil show shares his philosophy on how to live authentically. Can one decision really be the key to a better life? What does living authentically even mean? Coach Mike shares exercises from his new book that he’s used with Dr. Phil, J.Lo, and other celebs.

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When it comes to adoption, our understanding of the mental health needs of those involved seems to take a backseat. Concepts such as abandonment and trust issues, as well as acknowledging trauma, often remain unaddressed.

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Police officers are much more likely to die by suicide than they are to be killed in the line of duty. While society works hard to prevent law enforcement fatalities, mental health and suicide often remain overlooked. Constable James Jefferson, a 13-year law enforcement veteran, shares his story of being involved in a fatal shooting and how that experience led him to have untreated PTSD for years. Learn how he believes law enforcement could better protect him and his fellow officers.

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What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)? Is it just for select issues or can everyone benefit from ACT? Is there any evidence to support that ACT works at all? Learn about this form in of therapy in this episode.

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Most people think they have good boundaries. But when pressed, they can’t often explain what their boundaries are, let alone maintain positive ones. Today's guest explains the importance of setting boundaries to show the world how we expect to be treated, and how to communicate these boundaries without offending our loved ones.

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When Hope Edelman was 17, her mother died. Like many families in the 1980s, Hope’s family grieved her mother's death in silence. This climate of silence around death made her feel shame around the topic and disconnected from her mother. In this episode, Hope answers the question “Is grieving a lifelong process?” and helps us understand the importance of openly discussing death.

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Finding out that someone you know is self-harming can be confusing and unsettling. In today’s episode, Dr. Mark Mayfield, a board certified counselor and founder of Mayfield Counseling Centers tells us more about this behavior and what causes people to self-injure. How common is it? What type of person self-injures? Most importantly, is this something people can overcome, and how?

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When we think of leaders, we automatically think of them as charismatic, talkative, and extremely extroverted. But is that true? What about the leaders who aren’t so obvious — who operate in a quieter way?

Today’s guest tells us about leaders who are “quietly powerful,” who lead by giving the spotlight to others, and who listen and engage in a conscious manner with their subordinates. How do these people do it? Is it something anyone can learn?

Listen as the author of “Quietly Powerful: How Your Quiet Nature Is Your Hidden Leadership Strength, answers these questions and tells us more about introversion and extroversion.

Guest Information for 'Introverted Leaders' Podcast Episode

Megumi Miki is an author, speaker, and consultant in leadership, culture, diversity, and inclusion, with a background in strategy, economics, and finance. She’s the author of Quietly Powerful: How Your Quiet Nature Is Your Hidden Leadership Strength.”

Megumi’s work has helped people develop a quietly powerful presence to lead authentically, be heard, and have impact. Her ideas and approach have resonated with many (not just introverts) wanting to develop a calm, inner strength to make the unique contribution they were born to make. 


About the Inside Mental Health Podcast Host

Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder. He is the author of the popular book, Mental Illness is an Asshole and other Observations, available from Amazon; signed copies are also available directly from the author.

To learn more about Gabe, please visit his website, gabehoward.com.