The Introverted Leader: Building on Your Quiet Strength

byJennifer B. KahnweilerForeword byDouglas R. Conant

April 15, 2013|
The Introverted Leader: Building on Your Quiet Strength by Jennifer B. Kahnweiler
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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. Highlighting the common challenges introverts face at work, such as stress, invisibility, and perception gaps, Kahnweiler details a straightforward four-step process to handle work situations such as managing up, leading projects, public speaking, and many more. Known as the Four P's, the four step process includes preparation (carefully devise a game plan for any potentially anxiety-producing situation); presence (knowing that you're prepared, be completely focused on the present moment); push (with this firm foundation, go beyond your comfort zone); and finally, practice practice, practice. Kahnweiler also provides numerous tips and examples, as well as revealing Introverted Leader Quiz that pinpoints where focused attention will produce maximum results. This book 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.
Foreword by Douglas R. Conant Preface Introduction: What Is an Introverted Leader? Chapter 1: Four Key Challenges Chapter 2: Unlocking Success: The 4 P's Process Chapter 3: Strengths and Soft Spots Chapter 4: Public Speaking Chapter 5: Managing and Leading Chapter 6: Heading Up Projects Chapter 7: Managing Up Chapter 8: The Meeting Gam...
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Title:The Introverted Leader: Building on Your Quiet Strength
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:176 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.5 in
Shipping dimensions:176 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.5 in
Published:April 15, 2013
Publisher:Berrett-koehler
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781609942007

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