Quiet Is a Superpower: The Secret Strengths of Introverts in the Workplace (Paperback)

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Quiet Is a Superpower: The Secret Strengths of Introverts in the Workplace (Paperback)

By Jill Chang, Jennifer Kahnweiler, PhD (Foreword by), Timothy Smith (Translated by)


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"A must-have book for today's quiet warriors."
--Susan Cain, New York Times bestselling author of Quiet and Quiet Power and cofounder of Quiet Revolution

How does a self-described "extreme introvert" thrive in a world where extroverts are rewarded and social institutions are set up in their favor? Using her extraordinary personal story as a "case study of one," author Jill Chang shows that introverts hold tremendous untapped potential for success. Chang describes how she succeeded internationally in fields that are filled with extroverts, including as an agent for Major League Baseball players, a manager of a team across more than twenty countries, and a leading figure in international philanthropy.

Instead of changing herself to fit an extroverted mold, she learned to embrace her introversion, turning it from a disadvantage to the reason she was able to accomplish great goals and excel in tasks that her extroverted peers missed. She offers advice on the best jobs for introverts, overcoming the additional difficulties language and cultural barriers can present, thriving at social events and business presentations, leveraging the special leadership traits of introverts, and much more. Part memoir and part career guide, this book gives introverts the tools to understand how they can form relationships, advance in the career path, excel in cross-cultural workplaces, and navigate extroverted settings without compromising comfort or personality.
Jill Chang is currently the Asia Pacific network manager of Give2Asia, an international nonprofit organization. She has over fifteen years of experience working in cross-disciplinary marketing across sectors, including working with Major League Baseball, the US government, long-term medical care providers, international businesses, and international public welfare strategy consultants. She is a graduate of leadership programs at Harvard University and Tsinghua University in Beijing.
Product Details ISBN: 9781523088454
ISBN-10: 1523088451
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Publication Date: October 6th, 2020
Pages: 240
Language: English
“Jill is living proof that introverts can thrive in the workplace and in different cultural settings. Her practical new book will welcome Taiwanese readers to the Quiet Revolution of introverts. With an assortment of real-world cases, Jill shows that introverts can excel in the workplace—and be great assets to their organizations—just by being their authentic selves and by using their unique traits to their advantage. A must-have book for today’s quiet warriors.” 
—Susan Cain, New York Times bestselling author of Quiet and Quiet Power and cofounder of Quiet Revolution

Honorable Mention in the Career category for the 2020 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award.

“Being an introvert in today’s workplace is not often an easy road, but this book will show you how to navigate that world with confidence by drawing upon your own natural strengths. Author Jill Chang has diverse, global experience as a marketing specialist, international grant-making advisor, and mentor. She writes beautifully about her own struggles and successes as an introverted professional. Readers will find this book both practical and inspiring.” 
—Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, PhD, author of The Introverted Leader, Quiet Influence, and The Genius of Opposites

“This book has an important message for us introverts: we can be successful—in our very own way. Jill offers plenty of encouraging examples and smart strategies that help make this message true.” 
—Sylvia Löhken, PhD, author of Intros und Extros and Leise Menschen—starke Wirkung

“Many introverts struggle in the workplace because they haven’t figured out how to adapt their office politics and self-promotion to their personality. Chang provides solid strategies to help these introverts shine in their own quiet way.”
—Sophia Dembling, author of The Introvert’s Way and Introverts in Love

“I have read numerous workplace guides for introverts, but Jill Chang’s book is different. She makes success look easy because ease is the very thing she teaches. Through gentle and practical guidance, the reader learns how to remove the ‘heavy armor’ of extroversion expected by society and to be a ‘comfortable introvert.’ Chang, an executive whose territory now encompasses three countries, is living proof of that comfortable success. An invaluable resource.”
—Laurie Helgoe, PhD, author of Introvert Power

“Jill has written a book that’s like a conversation with a good friend: encouraging, enlightening, and full of valuable insights. She holds a mirror up to introverts that reflects our best selves and gives ample advice on how to embrace our strengths. You’ll find warmth, humor, and wisdom in her words that will give you new energy to be your best introvert self!”
—Beth L. Buelow, PCC, author of The Introvert Entrepreneur

“Thank you, Jill Chang, for introducing the first book about introverts in the workplace into the Chinese market. May your book enable introverts to recognize and harness their talents and extroverts to increasingly appreciate their introvert colleagues.”
—Nancy Ancowitz, presentation and career coach, author of Self-Promotion for Introverts, and Adjunct Faculty, New York University

“Jill Chang has written an empowering companion for those who are quiet, thoughtful, and kind—and sometimes most unjustly underrated. An introvert herself, she sheds a much-needed light on the extraordinary strengths and abilities introverts bring to the workplace. A candid, splendid book that lets your inner introvert shine!”
—Doris Märtin, PhD, author of Leise gewinnt, Smart Talk, and Words Don’t Come Easy