Article on Shyness in the Workplace Quotes DePauw's Career Development Director
June 26, 2010
June 26, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — "Can a shy person excel -- or even survive -- in today’s competitive workplace?," asks an article which quotes a DePauw University expert. "The answer is a resounding 'yes,' according to career counselors, psychologists and executive coaches."
Steve Langerud, director of career development at DePauw, offers, “Introverts at work are often quite articulate and thoughtful public speakers when given the correct situation and preparation. We are socialized to see leadership and success as extroverted, aggressive, and male when, in fact, most of us are not all three and we succeed just fine.”
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Langerud has been quoted in a number of recent pieces, including one in which he offered tips that supervisors and managers can use to improve their job performance. He was cited in another article on the salaries 2010 college graduates can expect.Back