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Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, PhD, Certified Speaking Professional, is an author and global speaker hailed as a “champion for introverts.” Her bestselling books, The Introverted Leader, Quiet Influence, and The Genius of Opposites have been translated into 16 languages.

The Introverted Leader 2nd Edition: Succeeding as a Leader in
Today’s Extroverted Workplace

Too many introverts assume—or have been told—that to rise through the ranks they have to change who they are. But you don’t have to pretend to be an extrovert to get to the top. Just look at Mark Zuckerberg, Arianna Huffington, or Warren Buffet—all self-identified introverts who have done quite well for themselves.

In this new, expanded edition of her pioneering book, Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, Ph.D., CSP, lays out a well-tested, four-step strategy introverts can use to build on their quiet strength and make it a source of great power. The book includes fresh information on the unique challenges faced by introverted women, how leaders can shape a more introvert-friendly workplace, customized hiring and coaching strategies for introverts, and the positive correlation between introverted leadership and company performance.

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The Genius of Opposites: How Introverts and Extroverts Achieve Extraordinary Results Together

FDR and Eleanor. Mick and Keith. Jobs and Woz. Siskel and Ebert. Sandberg and Zuckerberg. History is filled with many examples of the successful introvert-extrovert relationship. Opposites like these can make brilliant products and great works of art and can even change history. But great introvert-extrovert partnerships don’t just happen. They demand wise nurturing. Without it, they can implode.

Bestselling author Jennifer Kahnweiler offers a five-step process that will enable introverts and extroverts to work together harmoniously and achieve more than they ever could on their own. The process can be precarious. The key, Kahnweiler says, is to remember that the introvert-extrovert relationship is most successful when opposites stop emphasizing their differences and use approaches that focus them both on moving toward results.

This first-of-its-kind practical guide helps introverts and extroverts understand and appreciate each other’s wiring, use their inevitable conflicts to spur creativity, find the right roles within the partnership, act like respectful friends, and mine their diversity to give clients the widest range of options. Blending their two points of view allows both partners to see and act on things neither would have separately. Partners can even enrich their skills by learning from their opposites. Kahnweiler shows you how to perform the delicate balancing act required to create a whole that is exponentially greater than the sum of its parts.

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Quiet Influence: The Introvert’s Guide to Making a Difference

This is the first book on influencing others aimed squarely at introverts, who make up half of the U.S. population. Jennifer Kahnweiler, bestselling author of The Introverted Leader, demonstrates precisely how introverts can be highly effective influencers and make a difference when, instead of trying to act like extroverts, they leverage six key strengths. The book maps out a powerful process for raising your QIQ (Quiet Influence Quotient) and includes a comprehensive quiz and planning guides to track progress.