EP 340: Managing As An Introverted, Anxious, and Autistic Boss: Tara’s Interview On The Rebel Therapist With Annie Schuessler
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I am introverted, I do have social anxiety, and I'm autistic.
That's a pretty thick soup to be wading through as a manager.
The main reason I wanted to share that before you hear this interview is because my experiences as an introverted boss may be quite different from your experiences if you're also an introverted boss.
The other reason reason I wanted to share that is because, before I had the framework of autism to make sense of my life, I was constantly working against myself in an effort to fix things I perceived as problems & deficiencies.
While I'm still working to become a better manager and leader, I'm also looking much more objectively at how I can build structures that don't require me to work against my nature quite so often. In so many ways, my autism is a strength for business-building, writing & podcasting, and team-building. But it takes work to embrace those strengths when they're so different from what other people expect!
Alright, here's what you're going to hear in this interview—Annie and I talk about how I find team members, why you need to know what you're really hiring for before you start looking, how I'm onboarding new hires now, and why you don't want to clone yourself.