According to a team of researchers led by the Wharton management professor Adam Grant, introverted leaders typically deliver better outcomes than extroverts, because they’re more likely to let proactive employees run with their ideas.
I take studies like this with a healthy bit of skepticism but at least one helpful thing that it highlights is that you don’t have to be a high energy type A person to be a good leader which is what you hear from many quarters. Yet, I tend to think that good leaders are good leaders. It doesn’t matter if you are extroverted or introverted as long as you take your own personal strengths and approach and use them well while recognizing and compensating for your weaknesses. This applies not only to business environments but also to the way classes are taught and students are mentored.