A challenge that  a lot of younger employees battle with when speaking around a meeting table is being too shy to speak out. This can be for fear of making a fool of oneself or fear of criticism. The tragedy is that you may have the critical piece of information that is missing. Or you may have a great idea to contribute that is never considered.

  • Be aware of personality differences -  If you are introvert by nature, here is an opportunity for you to grow: Challenge yourself to make one small contribution during the next meeting. 
  • Get an accountability partner or coach to help you to stick to your goal.
  • Celebrate when you have achieved that one goal!