Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, Ph.D., is a professional speaker and author who helps introverts lead with quiet confidence. Her bestselling books on introverts, The Introverted Leader: Building on Your Quiet Strength and Quiet Influence: The Introvert’s Guide to Making a Difference have sold over 60,000 copies and been translated into eleven languages.

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.


The Introverted Leader: Building on Your Quiet Strength

This revised edition of the bestselling book includes a Forward by introverted leader Doug Conant, Former CEO of The Campbell Soup Company. It lays out a progressive 4 P’s approach (Prepare, Presence, Push and Practice), used by successful introverted leaders across the world. It also includes a unique Introverted Leader Quiz and is filled with inspiring personal stories and tools.