On first appearances, Bill Gates doesn’t seem like an obvious leader. Quietly spoken and unassuming, it was clear from an interview he did in Australia a few years ago that he considers himself to be an introvert. On being asked how he managed to succeed in a “predominantly extroverted world” he paused before saying: “I think introverts can do quite well.”
Gates is, of course, the billionaire founder and CEO of Microsoft – one of the most successful business leaders in the contemporary world. And he’s not the only great leader to be an introvert: Eleanor Roosevelt, Warren Buffet and Barack Obama are introverts who’ve gone on to be at the very top of their game.
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