There’s a quiet revolution going on. Quiet because its most notable symptom is the release of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. Since its publication (and it’s been longer than you think, the book came out in 2012) there’s being a flurry of thought pieces arguing that the days of the buoyant and charismatic leader are behind us. That seems overly incisive, but it is true that management is growing its tent to allow other types of leadership styles.
In a piece we published last week, a self-professed introvert argued that introverts are better suited for product management, but it seemed unfair to let that be the only voice — so we turned to our readers and debaters.
Our debaters, as you can see, erred on diplomacy. But in our poll, 62% of you agreed that introverts do in fact make better PMs. Taking a poll seems like something introverts would do.
Are you an extroverted PM? What do you think? Tell us in the comments or @ us.