By understanding the power of temperament, we can build cultures of kindness in our schools.
The Mission of Kase Leadership is to foster temperament-inclusive teaching and learning communities where everyone is valued for their potential to learn and lead.
The Strength-Stretch-Restore Method empowers introverts and extroverts alike to leverage their natural strengths, stretch outside their comfort zones, and take time to restore their energy.
Do you shine when taking time to think before making decisions? Do you thrive on solitude as fuel for creativity and productivity? Do you listen and observe when engaging with teammates? If these descriptions sound familiar, you may fall on the introverted side of the introversion-extroversion spectrum.
But you may feel as though you lack leadership potential.
Here’s why: Introverts are often deemed “antisocial” or “shy” and shamed into feeling that they are less than their extroverted peers. They are often told to “just speak up” or “come out of their shell.” Their character strengths of humility, perspective, and prudence are often not valued in a society that prizes leaders who are gregarious, alpha and bold.
There is a severe personal toll on those who attempt to fit into societal definitions of success that favor the extrovert, such as lower self-esteem, stress, and anxiety. There is also a risk to the health of our communities if we reject approximately half of our talent pool for leadership roles. For example, studies reveal that leaders with high humility generate higher levels of engagement and job performance from their direct reports than those with low humility.
The time is right to empower people of all personality styles to assume leadership roles – and stay in them. At Kase Leadership, we provide practical skills and strategies to cultivate the leadership trio of ambition, resilience and courage. We aim to help you open doors for quietly confident and compassionate leaders.