Consultant Jennifer B. Kahnweiler spells out in great detail – complete with strategies, examples, self-tests and forms – how introverts can emerge as better leaders. Although she’s an extrovert, Kahnweiler is married to an unabashed introvert. She believes her husband’s successful example gives her special insight into how introverts can use their personalities as an asset. This second edition of her book is based on 10 years of surveys, interviews and case-study analysis she completed after the publication of the first edition in 2008. It overhauls and expands her original work on the nature, behaviors and leadership potential of introverted professionals. Kahnweiler’s well-informed strategies will open doors for introverted middle managers, tech professionals who need to develop people skills, women who have a hard time getting their bosses to listen and managers who want to bring out the best in their introverted staffers.
In this summary, you will learn
- How introverts and extroverts differ,
- What six challenges introverts face, and
- How to apply the “4Ps Process” to parlay your “quiet strengths” into “introverted leadership.”
About the Author
Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, PhD, consults with major companies. She is a professional speaker who also wrote Quiet Influence and The Genius of Opposites.