Did you know that introverted leaders often deliver better results than extroverted leaders do? That the most spectacularly creative people tend to be introverts? That the most innovative thinking happens alone and not in teams?
One of the central challenges of any business is to bring out the best in its employees. Yet when it comes to introverts—who make up a third to a half of the workforce—our leadership strategy mainly consists of asking them to act like extroverts.
In an enlightening, relatable, and practical talk, Susan Cain will show us that introverts think and work in ways that are crucial to the survival of today's organizations. How can you structure your organization so that the best ideas—rather than those of the most vocal and assertive people—dominate? How do introverts' and extroverts' different personalities cause them to solve problems and evaluate risk differently? What do introverts know about creativity that the rest of us should learn?
Drawing on her original research and the latest in neuroscience and psychology, Cain will radically change your view of the best way to develop leaders, manage teams, make smart hires, and stimulate innovation.
This presentation will be valuable to you if you:
· Are an introvert or an extrovert – or a mix of both
· Work with, manage or lead people
· Live and socialize with quiet people
Susan Cain is the Chief Revolutionary of Quiet Revolution and the author of the bestseller "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in A World That Can't Stop Talking", which has been translated into 40 languages, is in its seventh year on the New York Times best seller list, and was named the #1 best book of the year by Fast Company magazine, which also named Cain one of its Most Creative People in Business.
LinkedIn named her the 6th Top Influencer in the world. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. Her record-smashing TED talk has been viewed over 20 million times and was named by Bill Gates one of his all-time favorite talks.
Cain has also spoken at hundreds of organizations including Microsoft, Google, the U.S. Treasury, the S.E.C., Harvard, Yale, West Point and the US Naval Academy. She received Harvard Law School's Celebration Award for Thought Leadership, the Toastmasters International Golden Gavel Award for Communication and Leadership, and was named one of the world's top 50 Leadership and Management Experts by Inc. Magazine.
She is an honors graduate of Princeton and Harvard Law School and lives in the Hudson River Valley with her husband and two sons.
Each registrant will receive a complimentary copy of Susan's bestseller "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in A World That Can't Stop Talking". Susan will be available for book signing after the event.