In my last post, we talked about how to establish your leadership role as an introvert, especially in a situation where you can make suggestions without being a jerk.
But you might not have a clue what to say.
So today I am going to share some scripts that you can use.
Let’s use the previous scenario:
Person A: What do you want to do this weekend?
Instead of saying “I don’t know, what about you?” , try this:
You: How about going to the museum? I heard they’re displaying some cool frogs.
You: The museum is displaying some cool frogs, how about going there?
The key is: Be specific. (Not cool frogs…)
Personally, I found that “How about” type of questions work better than “We should ” type of questions. It’s probably because when you say “We should…” you are in the position of giving an order, but when you start with “How about…” you make it clear that you’re ready for different opinions.
Again, leadership is not about being loud, or bossy. It can be as simple as making a suggestion and knowing it’s going to add value or making other people’s life easier.