Introverts may feel powerless in a world where extroverts seem to rule, but there’s more than one way to have some sway. Jennifer Kahnweiler proves introverts can be highly effective influencers when, instead of trying to act like extroverts, they use their natural strengths to make a difference. Kahnweiler identifies six unique strengths of introverts and includes a Quiet Influence Quotient (QIQ) quiz to measure how well you’re using these six strengths now. Then, through questions, tools, exercises, and powerful real-world examples, you will increase your mastery of these strengths.
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About the Author
Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, PhD, Certified Speaking Professional, is an international speaker and executive coach specializing in developing introverted leaders. Her clients include GE, NASA, and the CDC. She is the author of the bestseller The Introverted Leader. Follow her on Twitter at jennkahnweiler.
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Table of Contents
Introduction: Why Quiet Influence, Why Now?
Chapter 1: Stop Trying To Act Like an Extrovert
Chapter 2: The Six Strengths of Quiet Influencers
Chapter 3: Your Quiet Influence Quotient (QIQ)
Chapter 4: Quiet Influence Strength #1: Taking Quiet Time
Chapter 5: Quiet Influence Strength #2: Preparation
Chapter 6: Quiet Influence Strength #3: Engaged Listening
Chapter 7: Quiet Influence Strength #4: Focused Conversations
Chapter 8: Quiet Influence Strength #5: Writing
Chapter 9: Quiet Influence Strength # 6: Thoughtful Use of Social Media
Chapter 10: Making a Quiet Difference
Your Quiet Influence Quotient (QIQ) Self-Assessment Product
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What People are Saying About This
"This extraordinary book shows that you don't have to raise your volume to have a voice."Susan Cain, author of the New York Times Bestseller Quiet
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Jennifer Kahnweiler has written an excellent, easy read that helps introverts learn how to use their natural strengths effectively in our Type A workplaces. Furthermore, for those extroverts out there, this book is almost more necessary to read - she does a great job of showing how the two worlds bridge and the pitfalls of spending too much time in either world. The benefits of balance are clear in Quiet Influence. This is a cutting edge topic that will be even more important as Gen Y and Millenials enter the workforce - where individual strength and personality are even more valued.
I like that Quiet Influence is a straightforward and relatable book with examples and suggestions for anyone trying to leverage their introverted nature to expand their influence. For each of the six tools Jennifer describes, she provides examples of how others have used it, and specific actions to apply them. Jennifer also provides a cautious voice to help the reader develop the sense for when they are overusing that tools, and the subsequent pitfalls. For a book so full of wisdom and practical information, Quiet Influence by Jennifer Kahnweiler is a fun read for anyone interested in how introverts can serve as leaders in a world that too easily overlooks how their natural strengths can benefit everyone.