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“Leadership isn’t for me.  I’m naturally introverted, quiet, and shy – no one would ever listen to me.”

Although this isn’t a direct quote, it’s a common excuse we hear from coaches, leaders, and business owners alike as to why they can’t (or won’t) lead or have the impact they want on those around them.  And to put it bluntly, this topic doesn’t get the amount of discussion it deserves.

That’s why in today’s episode Victor Hall, VP of Operations at EXOS, provides insight on his own experience pursuing impactful leadership as an introvert.  Together, we explore how to influence others, navigate different conversational styles and break through the barriers of shyness. 

Victor Hall has spent over 20 years training athletes, leading performance teams, and educating fellow coaches and trainers. During that time, he has worked within collegiate, private facilities, and military environments. Victor joined EXOS in 2010 as a Performance Manager of a Human Performance Program for the Department of Defense, and currently serves as the Vice President of Operations at EXOS.

We cover a few key components that make up this pursuit of effective leadership, including:

  • The secrets of making an impact as an introvert (10:45)
  • How self awareness contributes to leadership and creating a lasting impact (13:40 & 46:20)
  • Where his natural tendencies haven’t served him in the past (15:55)
  • What he does to embrace authenticity instead of trying to “fix” himself (1:09:25)

Related Resources: 

E202: Why Facts & Logic Don’t Change Our Minds

E227: Stu McMillan: No B.S. Leadership Lessons from an Olympic Coach

E240: The 4 Styles of Communication

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