Leading Introverts

The surprising truth behind quiet success

  • How to be your best self and unleash the strengths of those you lead
  • Boost innovation, engagement and performance
  • A new way to develop leaders

In business the alpha approach is too frequently celebrated over quieter personalities. Shyness, sensitivity and seriousness are often seen as negative traits. But some of our most transformative leaders have been introverts: Abraham Lincoln, Eleanor Roosevelt, Albert Einstein, Bill Gates… All more focused on their causes than their egos.

At this event, Susan Cain will explore how to embrace our own inner introverts and empower introverted employees.  At least a third of us are on the introverted side but leadership teams can be imbalanced with more extroverts than introverts. Those who sit back and think are overlooked in favour of their louder colleagues.

Can you afford to keep underutilising your most important resource – your people? Discover how to unleash the power of quiet and effective leaders with simple steps to ensure every personality type can reach their full potential.

Susan Cain

Susan Cain believes that society dramatically undervalues the talents of introverts, and the creative possibilities that ensue when introverts and extroverts truly respect and understand each other. In her bestselling book, QUIET: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, Susan explores how companies can best harness the talents of introverts, whose input no organization can afford to waste.

QUIET has been translated into 40 languages and is on its fifth year on the New York Times bestseller list. Fast Company named it the #1 book of the year, and called Susan one of its "Most Creative People in Business". Susan's TED talk has been viewed over 15 million times and was named by Bill Gates as one of his all-time favourite talks. Susan has also spoken to Microsoft, Google, the U.S. Treasury, the S.E.C., Harvard, Yale, West Point and the US Naval Academy, among many others. 

In 2014, Susan co-founded the Quiet Leadership Institute, in order to meet the growing demand from companies such as GE, Procter & Gamble and LinkedIn, to help them unlock the power of introverts for their teams and businesses.