Thinking Aloud

How I learnt to act with power

You can too, even if you are an introvert or feel powerless, and thereby have more impact at work and socially

I am by nature quiet and reserved.

A close colleague once described me as a wallflower - someone who is uncomfortable around others as she does not know what to say to them. In a group, I could be so inconspicuous as to be invisible.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 15, 2019, with the headline 'How I learnt to act with power'. Print Edition | Subscribe