According to Jennifer Kahnweiler, author of The Introverted Leader: Building on Your Quiet Strength, introversion is a trait shared by societyâ€™s most distinguished leaders: Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, and President Obama. In this episode of Edgewise, she provides tips on how to harness attributes commonly associated with introversion, such as calm temperament, depth of focus, and thoughtful communication to lead effectively. Jennifer also delves into the introvert/extrovert dynamic across corporate hierarchy, how introverts are embracing social media to build their brands, and the surprising truth about introverts and corporate power.
Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, Ph.D., is the founder and owner of AboutYOU, Inc., a career consulting firm for professionals and organizations. She has more than 25 years’ experience in consulting across a wide range of industries. Dr. Kahnweiler has been an internal consultant for GE Capital, AGL Resources and the U.S. Department of Education. External consulting assignments have included projects with the Department of Homeland Security, Turner Broadcasting, AT&T and the Coca-Cola Company. Other recent clients include Capital One, Tyco International, Cooper Tire, Glaxo SmithKline, Emory University and Duke Energy. Dr. Kahnweiler is coauthor of Shaping Your HR Role: Succeeding in Today’s Organizations, and she writes a column for AARP The Magazine. In addition, Dr. Kahnweiler regularly delivers seminars in the Administrative Professional Portfolio at AMA.
For additional training on this topic, consider these AMA seminars:
*Building an Informal Network: How Work Really Gets Done
* Communicating Up, Down and Across the Organization
* Building Better Work Relationships: New Techniques for Results-oriented Communication
To learn more, read these AMACOM Books:
* 12 Steps to Power Presence: How to Assert Your Authority to Lead, by John Baldoni
*The Interpersonal Skills Toolkit, by Terry Gillen
*The Voice of Success: A Woman’s Guide to a Powerful and Persuasive Voice, by Joni Wilson