25 Jun Susan Cain
Speaker: SUSAN CAIN
Expert on Quiet Leadership, and Best Selling Author
Speech Topics Include:
- Quiet Leadership: How to Harness the Strengths of Introverts to Change How We Work, Lead, Learn, and Innovate
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. Susan has partnered with Malcolm Gladwell, Adam
Grant and Dan Pink to launch the Next Big Idea Book Club; they donate all their proceeds to children’s literacy programs. 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 30 million times on TED.com and YouTube combined, and was named by Bill Gates one of his all-time favorite talks. 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. Toastmasters named Susan one of Five Inspirational Females in honor of International Women’s Day. She is an honors graduate of
Princeton and Harvard Law School. She lives in the Hudson River Valley with her husband and two sons.
Quiet Leadership: How to Harness the Strengths of Introverts to Change How We Work, Lead, Learn, and Innovate
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.
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.
- How to choose and cultivate leaders wisely
- How best to balance the need for solitude and teamwork to stimulate innovation
- How and when to stretch outside our comfort zones
- How to harness the best of everyone’s ideas
- How to overcome any fear
- Quiet Kids: How Our Education System Can Teach Introverted Students