To perform at our best, we will need to get a grip on understanding ourselves and how our brain optimally works. How you perceive the world will drive your actions. It is your actions that determines your outcomes, not just what you think matters. Our left-brain loves taking action and manipulating the external world. It loves getting results. Our right-brain loves connection to others; it loves interconnections and relationships.
If you think getting results is all that matters without regard to people, your day of reckoning is rapidly approaching. You are due for a rude awakening. To be fair, if all you do is socialize and never get anything done, you are not likely to go very far in life also in terms of achievement. The lesson here is conscious balance in your own authentic way. Start to pay attention to where you place your intention.
We can learn to be more social if it is important to us. We can learn to focus and be more results oriented if we are not getting where we want to go. Sure, in a team setting, you can have complementary people to offset your weak areas; yet, this is only true to a degree, depending on what the issue is. Besides, you can’t take those people home with you every day. I assume you have a life outside of the office.
John Zenger and Joseph Folkman did a study on leadership effectiveness.