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What Kind of Workplace Culture Works For You?

Back when I was a lawyer, I worked for a firm whose culture I loved – it was a quirky and intellectual place, as law firms go. I stayed years longer than I should have, because I liked the culture so much. I thought about this today, when I attended the World Innovation Forum (#WIF11), […]


“Everyone in the Room Isn’t Looking at You, Unless You Are Jennifer Aniston or Charlie Sheen.”

This honest and funny guest post was written by Jane London, co-host of the Dom and Jane Show on Mix 100 in Denver — Jane also writes  a blog, Present Tense: I am an introvert.  According to Myers-Briggs testing, an INTJ.  I’ve also been a morning radio host for over 25 years.  In […]


QUIZ: Discover Your Signature Strengths

Do you wake up in the morning excited to start your day – or do you feel dread, avoidance, apathy? We tend to think of these reactions as fixed personality styles, but that’s wrong.  The emotions you experience as you get out of bed are often a function of whether you spend your days using […]


Introverted Executives Find Ways to Shine

That’s the title of an article in last week’s Wall Street Journal. The article introduces introverted leaders like Doug Conant, the much-celebrated chief of Campbell Soup (whom I wrote about here) and Tim Miller, the CEO of Rally Development Software, whom I interviewed for my book. Tim has many impressive qualities — smarts, humility, and determination among […]


More Strategies for Introverts at Work

Douglas Conant’s recent Harvard Business Review blogpost on being an introverted boss (Conant is the CEO of Campbell Soup) has generated some wonderful commentary in the blogosphere. Here is a very useful posting from Nancy Ancowitz, author of “Self-Promotion for Introverts.” “If you’re having a hard time getting a word in edgewise at boisterous meetings, […]


The Campbell Soup CEO is an Introvert, and Shares His Strategies

Here’s a Harvard Business Review blogpost from Campbell Soup CEO Doug Conant, on being an introverted boss. Conant shares some of his strategies for introverted leadership, including (interestingly) letting people know that he’s shy, not aloof. There is one strategy he doesn’t share, though, but for which he is well-known: writing handwritten notes of appreciation to […]


“The People Who Are Crazy Enough to Think They Can Change the World, Are the Ones Who Do.”

This is probably the first and last time you’ll find me quoting an advertisement as inspiration.  But I love this 1997 ad from Apple. “Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they […]

Quiet: The Book

- Wall Street Journal

Bill Gates names "The Power of Introverts" one of his all-time favorite TED Talks.

Best Nonfiction Book of 2012

QUIET has been voted the best nonfiction book of 2012


1. There’s a word for “people who are in their heads too much”: thinkers.

2. Our culture rightly admires risk-takers, but we need our “heed-takers” more than ever.

3. Solitude is a catalyst for innovation.

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