Our culture celebrates leaders past and present who are obviously and notoriously extroverted—those successful people who flaunt the stereotypical extroversion characteristics of being loud, outspoken, quick to speak up/step up, brash, bold, etc. The problem comes when these traits alone are seen as good leadership qualities. In fact, some of the greatest leaders—past and present—have been or are introverts. They bring many strengths and gifts to the table.

Download a study guide for “Introverted leaders in the church,” which appeared in Living Lutheran‘s June 2018 issue. The free pdf includes four pages of study questions and a copy of the article.

 

Robert C. Blezard
Robert C. Blezard is an assistant to the bishop of the Lower Susquehanna Synod and editor of Living Lutheran's study guides.

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