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The Genius of OppositesHow Introverts and Extroverts Achieve Extraordinary Results Together

Groundbreaking findings from the industry’s
top introverted leader expert.

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About The Book

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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Praise for “The Genius of Opposites”

This groundbreaking book will help organizations truly committed to diversity understand the power of difference.

— Suzanne Richards, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion, Freddie Mac

Great partnerships don’t just happen. This book captures how introverts and extraverts can leverage their differences to achieve excellent results together.

— Adam Grant, Wharton professor and New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take

If only introverts and extroverts could live and work together in harmony, we would have a paradise on earth! That might be a bit of an exaggeration, but Jennifer Kahnweiler is here to teach introverts and extroverts how to collaborate productively and happily — and that’s huge. You’ll get something valuable from this book no matter where you fall on the continuum.

— Daniel H. Pink, author of To Sell is Human and Drive

The power of dynamic duos has never been more clearly stated. Jennifer Kahnweiler shares hands on insight on how to work with (and make magic with) people who have skills very different from your own.

— Seth Godin, author of The Icarus Deception