Bestselling Author, Award-Winning Speaker & Chief Revolutionary at quietrev.com
Susan Cain is the author of the bestsellers Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts, and 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. Read More >
TED: The Power of Introverts
TED: Blueprint For a Quiet Revolution
The Secret Power of Introverts: A Quiet Revolution | Forbes
Networking For Introverts
Did you know 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. This is a serious waste of talent and energy. Read More >
In her enlightening, relatable, and practical talks, Susan Cain shows 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 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, Susan will radically change your view of the best ways to develop leaders, manage teams, make smart hires, and stimulate innovation. Read Less ^
What are the unique leadership strengths of introverts and extroverts? We tend to be blinded by charisma when choosing leaders, and introverts are routinely passed over for leadership positions. Yet research shows that introverted leaders deliver equal or superior results, depending on the business situation, and that the status quo amounts to a colossal waste of talent: Read More >
Charismatic leaders may earn more, but don’t deliver better results. Read Less ^
We live in a cultural moment that I call the New Groupthink, in which we believe that creativity and innovation is produced in teams, together. Read More >
There’s plenty of truth in this. But look at the research on the creative power of solitude: Read Less ^
There’s a fine line between stretching outside our comfort zones and turning ourselves inside out/burning out. This applies to extroverts as well as introverts. How should we all walk this line? How can we make sure to restore our energy after spending lots of time outside those zones? The psychological literature has concrete answers to these questions.
In your typical meeting, 3 people do 70% of the talking, according to a study by Kellogg Business School. How can you design and run meetings so that you get the best of everyone’s ideas? If you’re an introvert, how can you make your voice and ideas heard? If you’re an extrovert, how can you ensure that you’re hearing from everyone? We know that brainstorming doesn’t work – a study of over 800 teams showed that individuals are more likely than groups to generate a higher number of original ideas. So what should you do? Read More >
And here’s Steve Wozniak, inventor of the Apple PC:
“[A]rtists work best alone—best outside of corporate environments, best where they can control an invention’s design without a lot of other people designing it for marketing or some other committee. I don’t believe anything really revolutionary has ever been invented by committee.” Read Less ^
We all have fears, and so do our colleagues, and they dramatically impede our progress in the world. Susan uses the #1 fear of public speaking to illustrate the latest research on fear desensitization and offers practical tips and strategies that can be applied to overcoming any fear.
"The moment she stepped onto the WorkHuman stage, she displayed an undeniable range of knowledge, clarity, authenticity, and warmth. Best of all, she was the same in person. No surprise, the feedback from our attendees was off the charts. I cannot recommend Susan highly enough and can’t wait to have her back at Workhuman!"
"Susan Cain keynoted at our annual marquee event and was absolutely superb. Polished, relevant, and accessible, she connected with the audience immediately and held them in rapt attention throughout her presentation. Susan was our most popular speaker, and I would recommend her for any engagement. This was one of the best experiences I have had working with a keynote speaker."
"I've never seen so much energy from conference attendees during a presentation - the first session after lunch no less! She had every senior finance executive in the room captivated."
"Susan was a delight to work with and an outstanding addition to our agenda. Her talk was inspiring, thought-provoking and energizing, with an impeccable delivery which was as moving as it was entertaining. Susan's passion really shines through and is contagious, she is a perfect fit for any forum in which the goal is to motivate and inspire."
"THANK YOU again for the fabulous presentation at the J&J CDTL leadership forum. You received very positive feedback from the group, and [everyone] in the audience felt it was very instructive and impactful. I know many were still talking about it as we finished the day, and I have no doubt [they] will try to take their learning to [their] practice moving forward."
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