Episode #213: The Introverted Leader with Jennifer Kahnweiler

October 3, 2018

Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, Ph.D. Certified Speaking Professional, is an author and global speaker hailed as a “champion for introverts.” Her bestselling books The Introverted Leader, Quiet Influence, and The Genius of Opposites have been translated into 16 languages and help introverts throughout the world expand their leadership capacity.

Jennifer has deepened her knowledge and appreciation for introverts through her work as a learning and development professional and speaker at leading organizations like General Electric, Freddie Mac, NASA, Turner Broadcasting, the US Centers for Disease Control, the American Management Association and TedX Centennial Park Women.

She has been invited to deliver keynote speeches and seminars in Australia, Vietnam, Japan, Germany, the Netherlands, and Paraguay. Jennifer has also been featured in Fortune, Forbes, Time Magazine, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. She serves on several professional boards and derives joy from being a mom and grandmother and serving as a mentor to many professional women. She is based in Atlanta, GA.

Expect to learn lots in this episode, including:

  • Why introversion can actually be a strength in leadership, drawing on examples from some world renowned introverted leaders
  • How to circumvent the sometimes debilitating, negative side effects of introversion (such as the anxiety leading up to a public speaking gig)
  • How introverts and extroverts can better understand each other to work together more effectively

All topics discussed:

  • The definition of leadership
  • What people can learn from the new, expanded edition of The Introverted Leader
  • What introverts can do to reset and recharge
  • Why introversion can actually be a strength in leadership, drawing on examples from some world renowned introverted leaders
  • How to circumvent the sometimes debilitating, negative side effects of introversion (such as the anxiety leading up to a public speaking gig)
  • How introverts and extroverts can better understand each other to work together more effectively
  • On introverts playing a ‘role’ when it’s showtime
  • Six strengths of the introvert
  • Why radical candor and setting expectations is key to introverts thriving in the workplace
  • The four P’s to manage introversion as a leader
  • How introverts can be more creative and innovative
  • Disadvantages to being an introvert
  • Cultural nuances in the workplace introverts need to be cognisant of and how to manage them
  • The neuroscience behind the introvert’s brain and how it differs from an extroverts

Show Notes:

Jennifer’s website: www.JenniferKahnweiler.com  

Jennifer’s books:

Jennifer on Twitter: @JennKahnweiler  

Quizzes: www.jenniferkahnweiler.com/quiz/  

Antoinette Tuff prevents school shooting: https://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/22/us/georgia-school-shooting-hero/index.html

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Your host and occasional cybernetic organism, Steve Glaveski, is committed to helping people better navigate the growing uncertainty that technology change brings, in order to survive, thrive, create more value for the world and lead more fulfilling lives.

Steve is the CEO and co-founder of innovation accelerator Collective Campus, founder of children's entrepreneurship program Lemonade Stand, author of Amazon best-seller The Innovation Manager's Handbook and the Wiley book, Employee to Entrepreneur, investor in blockchain based fractional property investment platform Konkrete and is a keynote speaker and startup advisor.

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