#115 – How to Build a Strong, High-Performance Culture as an Introvert with Rico Nasol

In the leadership world, the spotlight often shines brightest on the extroverts, those charismatic individuals who command attention with their bold presence and effortless engagement. Yet, lurking behind this outgoing exuberance lies a vast untapped potential – the power of introverted leadership.

As a former Fortune 100 executive, Rico Nasol’s illustrious career at Netflix and Zappos was unveiled by the realization that introversion is not a constraint, but a unique lens through which brilliance is expressed. Growing up in a traditional Filipino household, he had honed the art of being a « social introvert, » effortlessly navigating the nuances of social interactions while cherishing the solitude that fuels his creativity and insights.

On this episode of The Workplace Communication Podcast, as a Leadership Coach & Consultant, Rico joins us to uncover the misconceptions surrounding introversion, while emphasizing the power of quiet introspection, analytical thinking, and the need for recharging.

Join us as we discuss the transformative power of shifting from emulating others’ leadership styles to embracing authenticity.

Leadership tips you won’t want to miss:

  • Embracing the power of quiet introspection for effective decision-making
  • Fostering a culture of acceptance, engagement, and empowerment
  • Recognizing the value of authenticity in leadership
  • Cultivating a leadership style that aligns with your unique strengths

Rico Nasol is a former Fortune 100 executive (Netflix/Zappos) whose mission is to share and coach strategies that helped him build and scale large teams in 7+ countries. His 3 C’s of effective leadership: confidence, clarity, and culture—have created dozens of successful Fortune 100 leaders in the workforce today.

If you’re looking to redefine leadership and unleash the power of introversion in your professional journey, then this episode is for you!

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Lindsay’s approach has been profoundly influenced by her work with First Nations organizations, her experience as a parent to two neurodivergent children, and the premature loss of both of her parents. These experiences have taught Lindsay great lessons about the power of excellent people skills that extend well beyond her professional expertise.

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Lindsay Lapaquette

Lindsay Lapaquette, M.Sc.(A) works with middle managers who want to communicate authentically so they can effectively lead their teams without losing themselves. As a former Speech Language Pathologist, Lindsay applies her expertise in the neuroscience of communication and connection to help managers foster an environment of trust and respect in their teams, so that everyone can bring their best selves to work.

Lindsay’s approach has been profoundly influenced by her work with First Nations organizations, her experience as a parent to two children with pervasive mental health challenges, and the premature loss of both of her parents. These experiences have taught Lindsay great lessons about the power of excellent people skills that extend well beyond her professional expertise.

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