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

by: Jennifer B. Kahnweiler (0)

“This extraordinary book shows that you don’t have to raise your volume to have a voice.” —Susan Cain, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Quiet
  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. Through questions, tools, exercises, and powerful real-world examples, you can increase your mastery of these strengths—and use them at work and beyond.

The Reviews

There is good information here about how introverted people can overcome organizations' preference for the extroverted and make a difference in the organizations. I teach leadership at the college level and can envision drawing from this book in the courses that incorporate training in personality types. The drawback for me is that this book is seems to be obviously a product, designed to be sold at the author's speaking engagements. If you are introverted as I am, though, you'll find working through this book useful and actionable.

There are a quite a number of books out there on introverts but I believe you will be hard pressed to find a better one than this. The author shows us how to turn introversion into a strength through examples and stories of how introverts have managed to turn their unique abilities into strengths. She also ends her chapters with a "Your Next Steps" section which gives tips and ideas for further increasing introvert's influence in those particular areas It also provides introverts with reasons to be optimistic about the future by delving into how they can use their writing skills to good use in the increasingly influential world of social media.The author takes a well balanced view by pointing out areas that introverts can go overboard with their strengths, thereby decreasing their effectiveness.Overall a smooth flowing book, packed with insights tips and information.For an extrovert (which I found surprising) the author sure has a solid grasp on the inner trappings of the introverts's world.

Another volume in the introverted movement, Quiet Influence by Jennifer Kahnweiler is a brief but practical guide.As I do more and more research on introverts (and myself), I have noticed that introverts tend to be an impatient bunch. We like to get to the point, avoiding fluff and other nonessentials. In this mindset, Quiet Influence is the perfect book. It gets straight to the point. It presents six strengths found of “Quiet Influencers” and their accompanied weaknesses.Having said that, I still think Quiet by Susan Cain is the premier work on introverts followed by The Introvert Advantage by Marti Olsen Laney. However, those books are a bit long and drawn out. If you want quick, simple, straightforward guide, then this is the book for you.

I have known Jennifer for several years and have both of her books. Before I met Jennifer, I had no clue about introverts. And now I see that all of my years of managing sales teams, I was most likely running roughshod over the introverts and not getting their powerful impact on my teams! Ouch! And now that I do sales training, I realize it is even more important as an extrovert to understand and appreciate the Quiet Influence of introverts. Thanks to know Jennifer and her two books, I do see the world a bit more through the eyes of introverts. I am sure all of the introverts in my sales training classes appreciate it, and I know it has made me a better speaker and trainer. Thanks Jennifer, can't wait for your next book!

I found this book thought provoking in its practical approach to influencing in a way that most fits you best. I am not sure others would see me as quiet, but I can see myself using some of the tips on engaged listening and effective writing to influence. I believe this would be a good read, no.matter what your personality type. It may explain yourself better or that colleague you work with. I can see how this can help me and how I might use it to help those around me influence better too.

Introverts are often misunderstood. If you are one, sup trying to force yourself to become an extrovert and learn how to become more efficient by working to your strengths. Read this book to understand how and why to do just that.

To cut through the cacophony surrounding the world's most pressing problems, we need less hair-trigger response, over-reaction and shouting ... and much more quiet influence. Hats off to Jennifer Kahnweiler for this clever and extremely useful book which packs much power to increase the impact of introverts. And it will also teach extroverts a thing or two about understanding and working with introverts. Read this book and recommend it to introverts and extroverts alike. The world needs more of introverts' deeper thinking, calm approach and broader perspective. This book will not only give them encouragement but concrete help to develop greater influence.

Book arrived on time and in excellent condition. Very pleased with this purchase.Thank youA++++++++++++

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