The Introverted Leader: Building on Your Quiet Strength

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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, 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 ...

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Overview

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, 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781576755778
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/1/2009
  • Series: Bk Business Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.42 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, PhD, helps build strong leaders through her highly engaging speaking, training, and executive coaching programs. Called the “down-to-earth Ph.D.” she specializes in translating leadership theory into practice. Her clients include Capital One, Turner, AT&T, the Coca-Cola Company, and GE.

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Table of Contents

Preface ix

Introduction: What Is an Introverted Leader? 1

Chapter 1 Four Key Challenges 7

Chapter 2 Unlocking Success: The 4 P's Process 19

Chapter 3 Strengths and Soft Spots 25

Chapter 4 Public Speaking 31

Chapter 5 Managing and Leading 43

Chapter 6 Heading Up Projects 61

Chapter 7 Managing Up 75

Chapter 8 The Meeting Game 87

Chapter 9 Building Relationships 99

Chapter 10 Wins from Using the 4 P's Process 113

Chapter 11 What's Next? Moving Toward Success 125

Notes 129

Acknowledgments 133

Index 135

About the Author 147

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2011

    Highly Recommended - if you want to break out of your shell!

    This book provides introverts with a clear strategy to accomplish any task at hand. Great tips, and successful ways to build on your weaknesses. The planning tips have helped me significantly break through challenges I never thought was possible. I always figured being an introvert was just the way I was and the barrier could not be broken, this book gives you confidence to succeed.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2013

    Nothing new though it purports to be

    This book has nearly nothing to do with the behavior, characteristics and possibilities for introverts. It is a typical self-help manual for those in business. It translates the creative insights of predecessors into corporate talk designed to be marketed to executives and professionals on the rise. Lots of interviews with others presented as people who have overcome their introvertedness. To which is added the requisite "formulas for success." What a disappointment given the promising title.

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