2014 Global Leadership Summit Session 3: Susan Cain #GLS14
Best-selling Author; Viral TED Speaker on The Power of Introverts
SESSION 3: Quiet: Challenging the Extrovert Ideal
- A graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School—and a self-described introvert—Cain’s early career was spent on Wall Street as a corporate attorney and negotiations consultant
- Her extensive research into the leadership strengths of introverts became the basis for the book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking
- Sparking a conversation about management stereotypes, the book has been translated into 30 languages and became a TIME cover story
- Her TED talk, The Power of Introverts, ranks among the most watched on TED.com with more than five million views
- (first part of session missed)
- Introverts are more sensitive to stimulation, want to relax where there is less stimulation. Extroverts tend to get board from lack of stimulation.
- Can tell at 4 days old if a child is introverted or extroverted when giving them sugar water. Introverts suck up the sugar water because they are more sensitive.
- Video showing social experiment about conformity.
- 1) Don’t do everything in a group. Brainstorm individually, write things down, then bring people back together.
- 2) ?
- 3) Restore quiet to our culture
- When introverts see others in church expressing themselves more energetically, the sometimes wrongly conclude that they are not as close to God.
- What do we think of when we call someone a natural leader?
- Jim Collins, Good to Great – level 5 leaders are often introverts
- Examples of Level 5 leaders…
- CEO of Campbells has written more than 30,000 letters of appreciation to employees
- Army general seeks solitude when making a big decision.
- Groom an unlikely leader
- Find your complement – someone not like you
- Find a role model
- Started The Quiet Revolution – quietrev.com
- We can transform our organizations if we allow in that still small voice.
- May you have the courage to speak softly.