Alumni, Open to the Public, Talks & Lectures, University-wide
12 Dec 2018
DeBaun Auditorium

Quiet: How to Harness the Strengths of Introverts to Transform How We Work, Lead and Innovate

Excellence through Diversity Lecture Series

Susan Cain

SUSAN CAIN
Chief Revolutionary of Quiet Revolution and the author of the best-sellers Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts and Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking

ABSTRACT: Did you know that introverted leaders often deliver better results than extroverts? That the most spectacularly creative people tend to be introverts? 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. This is a serious waste of talent and energy. In an enlightening, relatable and practical talk, Susan Cain shows us that introverts think and work in ways that are vital to the success of organizations. How can you structure your organization so that the best ideas dominate, rather than those of the most vocal and assertive people? 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.

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