The Introverted Leader: Building on Your Quiet Strength
Succeeding in an Extroverted Business World In our extroverted business culture, introverts can feel excluded, overlooked, or misunderstood. But being an introvert doesn't mean you can't be a great leader. Citing examples of highly successful leaders like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, Jennifer Kahnweiler shows that introverts can build on their quiet strength and make it a source of great power. After highlighting the common challenges introverts face at work, such as stress, invisibility, and perception gaps, the book details a straightforward four-step process to handle work situations such as managing up, leading projects, public speaking, and many more. Kahnweiler provides numerous examples and leadership tips as well as a revealing Introverted Leader Quiz that pinpoints where focused attention will produce maximum results, The Introverted Leader will teach you to embrace your natural work style in order to advance your career, get the most out of the people around you, and add value to your organization.
"Many of the most effective leaders are self-contained 'inner processors' who are nonetheless extremely capable of getting results. This book shows you how to get the most out of yourself and others whose management style is different." --Brian Tracy, author of The 100 Absolutely Unbreakable Laws of Business Success and Eat That Frog! "Kahnweiler believes that we must recognize the many thoughtful, inwardly focused, quiet 'gems' within our midst. If you count yourself as introverted some or all of the time, this book is a must-read." --Liliana de Kerorguen, President, Merial Canada Inc. "Introverts are often understated overachievers. Their quality and contributions may not be discovered and rewarded. If you are an introverted manager who finds public speaking intimidating and being around people draining, this book provides practical guidance that will help you embrace and control uncomfortable situations. It will enable you to be more effective." --Ping Fu, President and CEO, Geomagic and 2005 Inc. magazine Entrepreneur of the Year "Jennifer B. Kahnweiler shows that she understands the challenges and opportunities introverted leaders face daily in a global marketplace. If you are an introverted leader or a manager of introverts -- or both! -- read this book. Kahnweiler delivers a proven four-part process drawn from her work in the trenches. Yes, introverted leaders can win! --Fabrice Egros, President, UCB Pharma Inc. "Does the thought of working a room make you want to run from the room? The good news is, you don't have to be the life of the party to be a successful leader. This book teaches people skills you can use to lead with confident, compassionate authority so you command the respect, loyalty and results you want, need and deserve. Read it and reap." --Sam Horn, author of POP! and Tongue Fu! "The Introverted Leader shows how to enhance your natural temperament and claim your place as an extraordinarily conf
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